Snow Comes, MnDOT Begins Inspecting Winter Equipment
The rain drops turned into snow today throughout the Twin Cities metro. Other parts of Greater Minnesota saw flurries throughout the morning, leading to a slushy accumulation that tapered off by the early afternoon.
Afternoon temperatures ranged from the upper 30s to low 40s. Dry and cool weather is expected tomorrow and Saturday with more flurries possible Saturday night into Sunday morning.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is making sure its equipment is all ready for the day the temperatures drop and the rain puddles on the interstates freeze.
A crew of 15 drivers worked overnight at the MnDOT maintenance facility on Maryland Avenue in St. Paul. They were checking out every last detail of their trucks, making sure everything is operating properly and is ready for Minnesota’s first storm.
The checklist was lengthy – from lights and blinkers to snowplow blades and the wheels that pour sand and salt onto the roadways – and there was a lot of equipment to make sure each snow plow truck is in tip-top shape.
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