Northwest Metro Digs Out After First Snowstorm of the Season
A pre-thanksgiving snowstorm is one for the history books. According to the National Weather Service, this is now the wettest year on record with 40. 81 inches so far in 2019, and we still have 35 days left in the year. Plymouth and surrounding areas were hit with about eight inches of snow.
Theodore Wirth Regional Park looks like a picture postcard, and everything is coated with a white blanket of freshly fallen snow. But while this stuff is pretty to look at, it’s a chore to get rid of the wintery mess. One Brooklyn Park couple got up early to clear their very long snow-packed driveway.
Local and county snowplow drivers are putting in work, clearing the roads. Some roads are still covered in snow and ice, causing drivers to white knuckle it. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were 126 crashes and 155 spin-offs from 7:30 until 11:30 Wednesday morning.
However, many folks are taking the winter-like weather in stride.
“My kids are really excited about it. But, I’m kind of confused because I think it’s more like Christmas but, just trying to get everything done before the holiday,” said Pam Bednarz.
Some people took the day off to play in the snow. The sledding hill at Theodore Wirth Park is a big hit with children. Big kids are enjoying old man winter’s playground, too.