ST. PAUL, Minn. - The washboard roads in St. Paul are still slick and the people who drive them are fed up.
Many residents blasted the city on social media. One father wrote: "I love you Saint Paul but this is going to show up in your performance evaluation. I am genuinely frightened as I go out into the city with my children today."
Public works spokesperson Dave Hunt said crews monitored the weather days ahead of the storm and pre-treated streets with a brine solution to keep snow from sticking to the pavement. But what made it ineffective was the moisture and quick drop in temperature.
"The snow had compacted and compacted so tightly, and with the cold temperatures our chemicals just don't work well past 10 degrees," Hunt said.
On Saturday 14 crews were out salting and sanding. But that doesn't seem to be enough for some. One person wrote on the city's Facebook page "Excuses, excuses... the streets in Minneapolis seem much, much better."
KARE 11 drove across the river and found many streets in Minneapolis are just as compacted and icy as St. Paul.
With another round of flurries on the way Hunt said they will continue to do what they can to clear the streets.
"We're frustrated too. We want to see our streets improved. The longer it takes the more frustrated people become," Hunt said.
If there are still some problem spots people can call street maintenance at 651-266-9700, which is staffed 24 hours a day.