With More Snow Heading Towards Duluth, St. Louis County Plow Drivers Prepared To StrikeThe need for plow drivers is crucial during Minnesota winters, but some St. Louis County drivers are ready to walk off the job.
MnDOT Trains Snow Plow Drivers Ahead Of First Heavy SnowfallWhen you're in the driver seat of a snow plow, snow isn't even your biggest concern.
MnDOT Warns Drivers To Be Alert, Prepare Ahead Of SnowWinter seemed like a distant memory over the past week in Minnesota, as much of the metro area was blanketed with above average temperatures for the month of February. Now, it is time to say hello to Old Man Winter once again.
A Plea From Plow Drivers: Be Patient, Give Us SpaceThe work seems never-ending for Deanna Fritz’s plow business this week.
Minneapolis, MnDOT Gearing Up For Winter StormThe Minnesota Department of Transportation says the salt is ready, the plows are in gear, and crews are keeping a watchful eye on the winter storm forecasted to dump more than six inches of snow on a swath of southern Minnesota.
Thanksgiving Snow Causes Snarls On Southern Minnesota RoadsThursday's wintry weather caused plenty of problems for drivers heading to and from Thanksgiving dinners. As of 9 p.m. the Minnesota State Patrol reported 139 crashes, including 21 rollovers, and 64 vehicles going off the road.
Reality Check: Last Winter's Snow Removal Cost Minnesota $136MTwo words we learned last year that we hope we don't hear again anytime soon: Polar Vortex. Last winter set new records for Minnesota cold, and now we've learned it also set a new record for how much money was spent on snow and ice removal.
St. Paul To Plow Streets During WarmupThe City of St. Paul says it will be taking opportunity of the expected warmup to do a thorough plowing job on all residential streets. The city will be plowing from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 and Friday, Jan. 16.
Mpls. Road Crews Scramble To Get Snow Plows ReadyThe Minneapolis Public Works staff is in overtime mode converting all of its trucks into snow plows throughout Sunday night and Monday. Minneapolis' Fleet Services Director John Scharffbillig says crews were using trucks to sweep streets Friday. Now, all 60 trucks need to be equipped by Monday night to handle the snow.
Road Conditions Lead To Shake Up At St. Paul Public WorksOne of the Twin Cities is getting new snow plows and new leadership after last week's snowstorm. Five days since the snow started falling, streets in Minneapolis and St. Paul are still caked in slippery ice. Extremely cold temperatures haven’t helped. Salt can melt five times as much ice at 30 degrees as at 20 degrees. However, when it's colder than that, it's pretty much useless. But St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman isn't waiting for a warm-up. He's making changes in his public works department.
Busy Day For Snow Plow DriversEric Edgett has been plowing driveways and parking lots since midnight. With snow continuing to fall, it's likely to be hours before he gets a chance to rest.