City Snow Plow Training Underway

The city is prepping workers for the winter months during snow plow training.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Tuesday city workers in Duluth prepared for the upcoming snow during a training session at Spirit Mountain.

The course gives workers an opportunity to operate the machinery, before work will be in full swing during winter in the Northland.  City employees are practicing maneuvering graters and plows for snow removal. 

“What we do here is we get them some stick time again, they get back in there. They get comfortable with the size of the equipment, the width of the equipment, and they play around with it a little bit,” street maintenance manager Greg Guerrero said. “So when they go out on the street they’re doing a better job.”

Duluth has over 600 miles of road maintained by 40 employees. Every city worker goes through the training conducted on Tuesday.

“It’s very basic training, most of these guys have made a career prior to coming to the city operating with heavy equipment,” Guerrero said.

Jobs such as this one can be dangerous with Duluth’s hilly roads in the winter. The city asks the public to adhere to the alternate side parking, to make their work a little safer.

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