Winter Storm Recovery Continues 24 Feb 14

As the state recovers from last week’s winter storm, officials are assessing the damage.  The heavy snow and low temperatures caused power outages and icy roads resulted in more than a thousand crashes. State Patrol troopers said the conditions were the worst they’ve seen in 25 years, and Mn-DOT’s Kevin Gutknecht agrees. He says that this winter is going to have a big impact on our roads afterwards as well, including an increased number of potholes. Road crews were out in force over the weekend, but the combination of snow and cold continued to impede their efforts to clear roads and highways and some icy patches remain. Over the course of last week’s storm the State Patrol responded to more than 4,400 calls for service, including about 1,100 stalled vehicles and 74 jack-knifed semis.