Snow may become even more of a hassle for anyone owning property in Minneapolis. According to city officials, Minneapolis is aiming to clear sidewalks across the city quicker in 2015. Current Minneapolis ordinance requires property owners to clear sidewalks up to 24 hours after for houses and duplexes, and four daytime hours for all other properties.
Old man winter threw a big wrench in not only state playoffs, but also Saturday’s Gopher game at TCF Bank Stadium. While the playing surface is heated, seating areas are not, so all that snow has to be removed one row at a time.
When Suzanne Born looked outside to see snow on her driveway Friday morning, she skipped the shoveling and went back to bed. “I was born and raised in this state. I’ve lived here all my life, and I know mother nature will take care of this,” said Born, of Golden Valley. “By the time it gets to April, there’s no point in shoveling.”
It’s been a rough winter to get around for everyone, but it can be especially tough for people with disabilities. The Minnesota State Council on Disability reminded people Friday about the importance of clearing out sidewalks, curbs and transit stops. Council member Colleen Casey says people with disabilities, like herself, need a clear path to be able get to work, school or the grocery store.
With snow in the forecast and temperatures still hovering around zero degrees, Minnesotans are in need of some cheering up. Well, the Minnesota Twins are here to offer it. Baseball season is less than a month away, and the Twins home opener is April 7.
John Egnell knows he can’t beat winter, so he joins it. Friday morning, he took care of his own driveway, and then tackled two other driveways for neighbors in Brooklyn Park. He has a snow blower, so he was more than happy to help. “My hands are a little sore just from using a snow blower,” Egnell said. “I can’t imagine shoveling it all.”
The snow expected to come down Wednesday night and linger into Thursday will likely be heavy and wet. Some referred to it as heart-attack snow.
Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.
The Green Bay Packers are looking for some help with the snow.
Minneapolis Public Works is looking into whether a fire hydrant that didn’t work for firefighters battling a fire was frozen.