Posted at: 03/04/2013 10:40 PM
By: Steph Crock
Second Round of Snow Arrives
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- We are expecting even more snow overnight Monday, than the night before.
A couple of inches on the first round didn't stop a couple of teens from hitting the ice Monday morning, "We had to wipe it off with our sticks," said Tyler Vannadee. However, this winter storm may bring more than just a less than ideal skating rink.
"Drifting issues, wind conditions, and the snow is actually going to pick up," said Robert Lang with MnDOT.
As the rest of this winter storm pushes through, road conditions are only going to get worse. "Some of them figure, 'well I can drive in the snow, I can drive in the ice,' and sometimes you see them down the road the next day in the median, turned upside down," said truck driver Roger McWhite. He made a pit stop at a rest stop just east of Rochester. A place that gets busy any time a snow storm is in the forecast.
"A lot of people stop and take a break," said Charles Lemke at the Marion Rest Stop. Plus, when we could see roughly 7 inches of snow overnight, getting off the roads is the safest option. "We're open 24 hours," said Lemke.
"There's never such thing as a late load. They can always reschedule that load or reschedule that appointment, but they can’t replace you," said McWhite.
Stopping when the roads get too tough, or just avoiding them all together. "A bunch of calls of people saying that they want to extend their stay and I've also had people come to the front desk and ask to extend their stay because they’re pretty worried about the road conditions," said Logan Zenker at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Rochester.
We are expected to see the most snow from this storm overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday.