Posted at: 03/05/2013 5:43 PM
Updated at: 03/05/2013 6:35 PM
By: Brittany Lewis
Day Two Brings Much More Snow
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Day two of snowfall brought dangerous roads, lots of shoveling, and a snow day for many kids in our area.
Snow dumped on our area through the night and into the morning, leaving the roads a dangerous, wet mess.
"Travel safely, if you're going to your destinations just speed is a big attribute factor on accidents. It might look like it's probably clear roadway out there possibly or it's minimal snow out there, but it's still gonna have an icing issue and it's gonna be slippery,” said Robert Langanki, Maintenance Supervisor for MNDOT.
The thick blanket of snow, giving those waking up with some work to do.
"It was a little bit more than what I thought it was gonna be. This time of year we don't get this much snow, but there is always that one storm in March, but not this big,” said Chad Schoenfelder.
The driveways and sidewalks in need of some shoveling or snow blowing and the cars in need of a good brushing off.
"I'd rather be working, uh this is working,” said Schoenfelder.
"It can be a hassle, but like I said, you just do it when you live in Minnesota. It's somewhat relaxing just to get out there and be outside too,” said Wyatt Renk.
The magic of fresh a fresh snow fall was not lost on those who got the day off. Whether it was a taste of the snow or a toss at our camera, 7-year-old, R.J. Schoenfelder took full advantage of his day off.
"Pretty excited, you just get to play,” he said.
"He was up at 6 a.m. So he knew it was gonna be a snow day,” added Chad Schoenfelder.
The two day storm, a bit of a hassle for drivers, but welcomed by those who enjoy a good Minnesota snowfall.
"It's nice that there's a lot of it,” said Renk.
Public Works in Rochester will be proceeding with parking enforcement to help the city clear snow on Wednesday and Thursday.
Officers will be patrolling city streets and issuing warning tickets on Wednesday and tickets on Thursday to vehicles that appear to have not moved during the winter storm.