It has been a challenging year for Minnesota farmers. Many got their crops in late, dealt with dry conditions in August, and are now working in wet fields this fall. You may remember that some parts of the state got more than a foot of snow in early May, which is prime planting time for farmers.
If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic at 3 p.m., you might wonder where all of those other people are headed. E. Cain wrote to WCCO wondering why the rush that used to start at 5 p.m. now seems to start much earlier. Brian Kary, MnDOT’s Director of Freeway Operations , says rush hour is generally considered between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., but varies depending on the corridor.
After being shutdown on Thursday due to the water main break, part of Hennepin Avenue will be open for rush-hour commuters to drive out of downtown.
It’s almost as if the snow is directly targeting heavy commute times lately. Once again, a morning rush hour was brought to a crawl due to fresh snow.
Commuters in the Twin Cities were once again familiarized with the art of driving on freshly fallen snow, as a few light flakes coated parts of the metro area.