MN-DOT On Alert As Winter Driving Season Nears

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With the calendar turning to November Thursday, the likelihood of a significant snowfall event is evident.

Sue Roe, with the Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews preparing for winter driving start with ensuring they have enough basic materials on hand like salt and sand. After that, she says the process depends on the conditions.

Roe says, “Each storm is different in the way that we prep for the roads, the snow removal technique might vary depending on the moisture content of the snow and the weather conditions and the timing of the snow.”

She says plow operators spend part of September and October training each year, to sharpen-skills to peak effectiveness when the snow starts to fly.

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