Mn Dot Road Conditions

February 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Mn Dot Road Conditions 

Mn Dot Road Conditions, (ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation calls the roads and highways in southern Minnesota difficult Monday and completely covered in northern Iowa. If you were on the road this weekend you could see some of the results of the storm last winter. A member of the ABC 6 News was on Interstate 35 south of Sunday, when traffic was slow and the conditions were dangerous.

Heavy snowfall in central and southern Minnesota on Sunday led to hundreds of flight cancellations and make road travel difficult and dangerous. By Sunday evening, the snowfall reached 10 cm or more in many places in the southern half of the state. Bloomington has received at least 15 inches, 14 inches Eden Prairie, Maplewood 11 inches. MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner said the snow has been reduced from by Monday morning. At noon on Monday, more than a foot of snow is expected in the Twin Cities and most of central Europe and southern Minnesota. MnDOT advises no travel in most parts of Minnesota reported difficult driving conditions on most roads south of St. Cloud. Travel on Interstate 35 north of Duluth was also considered “difficult”. Minnesota State Patrol responded to 284 accidents statewide 9:00 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, including 37 involving injuries. There were no fatalities, but an additional 368 vehicles spun off the road and five semifinals jacknifed.

The State Patrol said 211 of the plant and more than 100 spin-offs were in the Twin Cities area, including a police car that was hit. “It’s down to a fairly rapid pace, and I advise that if you do not need to travel today, it’s probably a good day to sit inside,” said the spokesman Eric Roeske Minnesota State Patrol.

Roeske said roads, just south of the metro have been hardest hit so far. Roeske asked motorists to slow down, wear their seat belts, and leave enough time to get to their destination. MnDOT had its full quota of snowplows on the roads, but the decline is faster than drivers can push it, spokesman Kevin Gutknecht said. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, spokeswoman Melissa Strovonsky said Delta has canceled 700 flights. These flights were originally scheduled to or from Minneapolis before midnight Sunday. Sunday afternoon, 450 of the 560 arrivals and departures listed – about 78 percent of flights – have been canceled. Scovronski said there would be many more cancellations Sunday and Monday.
The Metrodome’s roof collapsed over two months, but officials are still keeping an eye on the facility during the storm. On 12 December blizzards first a broken side panel and let the air out of a building support. Snow load of the storm broke at least three more panels, and did minor damage inside. Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Executive Director Bill Lester said that while the roof is scheduled for replacement, his staff does most of the roof to fall in


Wisconsin Road Conditions

February 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Wisconsin Road Conditions 

Wisconsin Road Conditions, (Press Release) – A mixture of rain this morning with high winds, continue to make travel dangerous in northwestern Wisconsin. As plows continue to clean the roads and the interstate system, motorists are encouraged to drive with extreme caution. Today, tow trucks will also begin to eliminate the many vehicles that are in ditches and medians and I-94. On Sunday, the State Patrol responded to nearly 100 slide-ins and accidents on Highway 29 Hudson in Black River Falls.

Motorists who must travel are advised to monitor weather and road conditions before leaving. To check the latest road conditions in winter, call 511 or view the information on the Web at Call 911 only for emergencies.

Channel 5 Millain Wells has been in contact with local police. Green Bay Police said plows were on the road since 11:00 p.m. on Sunday. Many drivers do not respect the rules of emergency and snow has left their car parked on the road. Green Bay Police say these people were ticketed and their vehicles towed.

Several vehicles in the ditch along Highway 41 that runs from Brown, Fond du Lac County.

The Department of Transportation reminds people to plow all of its windows, mirrors and lamps. Blowing a danger to other drivers on the road.
No major accident can be reported in our display area after whollop winter.
With powerful winter storm that began Sunday making travel dangerous in much of the state, the state 511 on road conditions website is hampered by heavy traffic.

Only text reports were provided on Monday morning – not the interactive map – with the following statement:

“511 Wisconsin Travel Information site is currently experiencing unusually high demand. To serve you faster, we provided immediate access to winter driving conditions below.”

The site is declared snow covered and slippery roads in all parts of the state, except the extreme southern counties and southeastern Wisconsin.

Nearly 15 inches of snow have already fallen in parts of northern Wisconsin, with more snow in the forecast starting Monday afternoon.

The next round of snow is expected to be accompanied by gusts of wind, so travel conditions may be hazardous due to limited visibility, according to the Department of Transportation Traffic Operations Center of the State.

Madison Street teams are working on salting the main roads, but no major operation is under tillage Madison gets less than 3 inches of snow – the forecast calls for 3-4 inches starting Monday afternoon.


February 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on WCCO WEATHER 

WCCO WEATS-EX-R, WCCO-TV is the television station owned by CBS and operated serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota. It emits a digital television signal on channel 32. It also operates two satellites at full power – KCCO-TV Alexandria (channel 7) and Walker KCCW-TV (Channel 12). The station’s studios are in downtown Minneapolis, while its transmitter is in the complex Téléfarm in Shoreview, Minnesota. From 1947 to 1996, WCCO-TV and WCCO-AM won twelve George Foster Peabody Awards, more than any other point of Twin Cities broadcast. Unlike most other stations owned and operated CBS, WCCO did not follow the mandate of its CBS brand image by simply using its call letters rather than “CBS 4.

The National Weather Service predicts 5-9 inches of snow for the region compared to 13.7 inches Forecasters originally expected. The area is still under a winter storm warning until noon on Monday. St. Cloud State University meteorologist Bob Weisman predicts that the region could see anywhere from 10 to 15 inches of snow from this storm, the heaviest begin falling this afternoon.

The NWS forecast shows that the southwestern Minnesota may be the hardest hit by the storm. The NWS expects that the region could Willmar 8-12 cm of snow today and maybe 3-7 inches longer by the end of the night. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and State Patrol are reporting difficult driving conditions throughout the southern part of Minnesota this morning. Slippery roads and blowing snow are reported.

A blizzard pounding portions of the Dakotas and Minnesota will travel through almost closed times tonight, a danger zone of falling ice further south in the Midwest.

Travel will be extremely difficult to almost impossible at times along portions of I-29 I-35, I-90 and I-94 as the storm unfolds.

Sections of roads and highways may need to be closed by officials as conditions continue to deteriorate.

Significant blowing and drifting snow has already occurred in parts of Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

The area was hit hard by snow and wind will encompass much of South Dakota, southeastern North Dakota and southwestern Minnesota.

A foot of snow, with locally higher amounts will thud in communities located in this corridor.

Some communities in western South Dakota have already been buried by more than a foot of snow. Rapid City, SD, received half a foot of snow.

Sustained winds will whip the area to over 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph. Important blowing snow will reduce visibility to one quarter mile and less for several hours afterwards.

Drifting snow on back roads will also continue to challenge the road crews in the early storm of flying Midwest.

Although the criteria blizzard cannot be met in Minneapolis, it will be a big snowstorm that has a significant impact on travel in the city.

Up to a foot of snow is expected to bury the Twin Cities. Winds will continue to receive a little windy with gusts over 30 mph at the time that could contribute to blowing snow and dangerous, low visibility.