Posted at: 03/11/2013 3:57 PM
Updated at: 03/11/2013 6:12 PM
By: Katie Eldred
Long Day of Snow Cleanup
(ABC 6 News) -- This morning's snow fall caused accidents all over our roadways and had many digging out. But Monday’s wet heavy snow also made the clean up a bit more difficult.
For some a storm like this simply means a longer drive. But for those who have to work in it, it makes for a longer day.
"The rain first and then the snow makes it real difficult," said Paul Fearell.
For 27 year's Paul Fearell has worked for city parking. On snow days he has to clean off each and every meter.
"Yup all 1,500 of them," said Fearell.
And he is not alone. The Holiday Inn's Rick Milene will add an extra couple hours to his day just to shovel off the sidewalk.
"Today, like two hours because we have to do the whole block," said Milene.
No one may know the meaning of long snow days like MnDOT’s plow drivers, who will work 12 hour shifts until the roads are clear.
"It's been much busier than the last winter obviously, our crews started this morning at midnight and then we have a second crew coming in at noon and they'll work until midnight until the roads are back to good driving conditions," said Kammueller.
But despite the added work no one is complaining here.
"It's crazy, but were lucky this is Minnesota after all," said Milene.
Perhaps it's the warm thoughts that gets everyone through the storm..
"Waiting for spring," said Milene.
"April, I want April, the heck with this," said Fearell.
Road conditions were so bad on I-90 near Winona Monday that MnDOT advised all drivers to use extreme caution due to white out conditions.