Sunday, February 20, 2011
A winter storm warning is in effect for Feb. 20-21.
And it begins. Anywhere from 7-11 inches of snow is expected to fall Sunday in the Mendota Heights area, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, 3-7 inches are predicted. On Washington’s Birthday, (President’s Day), up to one extra inch is expected to fall. A winter storm warning is in effect until noon Monday. A blizzard warning currently encompasses the western and southern portions of the state and will likely move east. Wind is expected to reach 21 mph, with gusts up to 29 mph. Sleet and freezing rain could accompany this afternoon’s snowfall. Driving conditions are hazardous, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has reported on its Twitter feed numerous crashes on area roads, including Interstate 494, …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Crews will continue to clear intersections, while residents should shovel out mailboxes and fire hydrants.
While St. Paul and Minneapolis residents continue to deal with their cities' struggle to fully clear roads after Dec. 10-11's double-digit snowfall, Mendota Heights is reporting a relatively smooth process. Resident Sherri Vogel, who lives on the 1000 block of Marie Avenue, said she was pleased with the city's response. Vogel has lived in the city for 20 years. She said the plows have been past about three times now, and while her driveway was blocked by a foot of snow after the last passage, her kids will be able to shovel the remainder. "Everybody thinks it went very well, just considering the volume of snow and when it happened—late on a Friday night," said City Engineer John Mazzitello. Four sanding dump trucks equipped with plows and …
Friday, January 1, 2010
City plows continued to work this week digging out Mendota Heights in preparation for future snowfall. It is, after all, only the first day of January.
Mendota Heights public works employee Cliff Kirchner worked Dec. 27 to clear the mounds of snow at the end of driveways in the Friendly Hills neighborhood. The city is working street-by-street as man hours and equipment become available to remove at least some of the towering snow piles. The goal is to create more visibility for drivers and make more room for future snowfalls, said city engineer John Mazzitello. Excess snow is being dumped mostly on vacant city property and in undeveloped areas of city parks.