MnDOT crews have been busy preparing for the forecasted snow. Chase Fester is a maintenance supervisor for MnDOT district seven.

 

“Yesterday our crews were getting things ready”, said Fester. “We’ve scheduled our crews beginning at two o’clock this afternoon and we’ll probably go until ten o’clock tonight and then be back at it early in the morning.”

 

 

Fester says the wind, which is part of this system, will create some special challenges for MnDOT crews

 

“When the wind pushes the snow across the road it will be harder to get the ice melted off,” said Fester. “So it’s going to take us a little bit longer to get our roads clear.”

 

Fester says the snow won’t blow like it would in later snow events, but wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour will still blow the snow around.