Where to Put All the Snow? Hennepin County Finds Space
Hennepin County Public Works crews are prepping for yet another big snowstorm. The National Weather Service is predicting 8 to 10 inches, down slightly from earlier forecasts. That is still a hefty amount of snow.
Which leads to a question, where are road crews dumping all the snow?
One site is off 63rd Avenue and County Road 81 in Brooklyn Park. On Friday, dump trucks came and went as they unloaded Mother Nature’s mess as they try to get ahead of Saturday’s expected storm.
Dangerous for Snow to Pile Up on Bridges
Hennepin County had four crews out removing snow off bridges and overpasses. It is methodical how they do this. First, a machine comes along and breaks up the snow. Then a huge snow blower follows behind, tossing the white stuff in a dump truck.
Officials say it is important they do not let any more snow pile up on the bridges because it could be dangerous for motorists.
“The snow can become a ramp and cars will actually exit the road and fly over the guardrail of the ramp,” explained Andrew Kraemer, Hennepin County’s road and bridge operations manager.
Meanwhile, Hennepin County workers are busy, prepping trucks and making sure there is enough salt to melt the snow. Besides removing snow, they are also patching up potholes, a sign spring is around the corner.