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Digging out after first snowstorm of the season

Public works crews say timing of the storm helped them get roads clear faster.

SAVAGE, Minn — Digging out after a storm is Keith Landolfi's time to shine.

When we caught up with him Wednesday morning he was already on his fourth driveway along Zarthan Avenue in Savage.

"I did this house across the street and this house," said Keith. 

Something his neighbors sure appreciate.

"Every year. Just a hell of a neighbor," said his neighbor Brett. 

"Makes it fun when you got a good snow blower," said Keith. 

Nine and a half inches fell in Savage, one of the highest totals in the metro. That was no problem for public works.

Andy Weldon says 130 miles of roads are plowed within the city.

"Somewhat hard packed, but it came up pretty easy. Did some pretreating," said Andy Weldon with Savage Public Works.

He says the holiday and all the attention to the storm kept people off the roads helping the situation.

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"Being it came overnight and able to attack the event at 2am that really helped mitigate some of that," said Weldon. 

His crews were done with the roads and moving on to parking lots by lunchtime.

MnDOT says all state roads and highways around the metro have been plowed and crews will continue treating the roads.

Back in Savage, this is one storm down for Keith and he's prepared for whatever comes next.

"We're ready for it."

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