Robbinsdale Public Works Crews Prepare for Snow
Local public works departments are busy doing spring cleanup and patching potholes. Now, they are getting ready for a potential snowstorm mid-week. Forecasters say the Twin Cities metro could see up to a foot of snow.
Officials with the Robbinsdale Public Works Department are not too happy about another snowstorm heading our way. The city has five central plows, and crews had already detached the plows for the season. However, with another possible snowstorm on our way, crews will have to prep the trucks for action once again.
“We’re going to have to go back through, mount the plows again, make sure the spreaders are calibrated properly,” said Josh Opheim with the Robbinsdale Public Works Department.
On Monday, Robbinsdale Public Works crews spent the day patching potholes around Crystal Lake, trying to remedy issues that popped up during the winter. The constant ice, cold and snow roller coaster made a mess of the roads. Now, with more snow on the way, crews might have to redo all the hard work they put in already this spring.
“That’s a good possibility. Because these patches that we put in in the springtime are usually just a temporary patch, and with the temperatures being warmer and the snow being wet, no ice built up on the road, the plows are going to grab those fresh patches that we put in, and likely they’ll rip those right out of the ground,” explained Opheim.
The only good news is that if we do get a lot of snow, it should melt pretty quick.