Well, we survived another snowstorm, although the snow pile outside my home could bury me in a freak landslide at any given moment. Now, this weekend will feature some freezing rain and then snow on top. We're getting to the point where I think we can claim this as the worst winter ever. Well probably not really, but in my 35 years, I can't remember a time where it has been this crazy, huge snow piles, so many days out of class, and business closings. A shout out to the snow plow drivers working overtime this year! Just think to yourself, in [...]
Nine inches of snow fell in Mankato Sunday night into Monday morning. MnDOT plow camera on U.S. Highway 14 near Janesville. "We are still dealing with this snow as we head through the day," said WeatherEye Meteorologist Megan Mulford, "Then some scattered flurries as we head into the afternoon. We're going to see wind gusts as high as 30-to-35, causing some travel concerns." Mulford added that a winter storm warning will remain in effect until noon Monday, and then a wind chill warning will begin Monday night with, "Actual temperatures at 11 below zero, wind chill values as low [...]
Several Blue Earth County roads are being closed due to water being over the roadway. As of Monday afternoon, the following roads have been closed because of high water: County Road 189 (north of Madison Lake) between 620th Ave and Orchid Road County Road 159 (east of Mapleton) between 602nd Ave and 608th Ave County Road 147 (southwest of Amboy) between Highway 169 and 518th Ave County Road 141 (northwest of Amboy) between 518th Ave and 125th Street County Road 136 (west of Vernon Center) between 145th Street and 140th Street County Road 135 (southwest of Lake Crystal) between Acorn Road [...]
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports it was a deadly Memorial Day weekend with six deaths in six separate crashes around the state. Preliminary numbers show 118 people have died in traffic crashes this year on Minnesota roads, compared to 115 at this time last year. The Minnesota State Patrol reports it responded to 228 property damage crashes over the weekend, along with 37 personal injury and five serious injury crashes. Law Enforcement also arrested 374 people for DWI over the holiday weekend. Do date, there have been 10-thousand 566 DWI arrests in 2018.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the deadliest 100 days on Minnesota roads is fast approaching. Memorial Day through Labor Day typically marks the deadliest timeframe on roads across the state, as preliminary numbers show that 121 of the 358 fatalities last year occurred during the 100-day stretch. So far this year, there have been 109 fatalities on Minnesota roads. In response to the increased number, State and Local Officials step up extra enforcement during the summer. Law Enforcement is currently in the midst of the Click-it-or-Ticket campaign that runs through June 3. Later this year, a speed enforcement campaign [...]