MnDOT plows try to get ahead of overnight freeze

12:54 AM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
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MAPLE GROVE, Minn -- MnDOT will have their full lineup of plowing crews on duty throughout the night in preparation for the morning commute, after three to seven inches of snow fell across the metro area Wednesday.

 "Starting tomorrow morning, the start of rush hour, we should have roads in pretty good driving condition. We are looking at snow tapering off and becoming flurries and early morning light flurries. That is nothing to keep up with that," said MnDOT spokesman Kent Barnard.

Barnard said the driving conditions Wednesday evening were "fair", and noted the the next challenge is getting ahead of the freezing temperatures to prevent ruts and washboard ice.

He reminded drivers to keep a safe distance behind plows.

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