City of Duluth Prepares for Potential Weekend Snowstorm

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth says it is preparing for the potential weekend snowstorm which is expected to being heavy snow, strong winds and a wintery mix of rain and ice.

Members of the Saint Louis County Public works department started early pre-treating the roads with salt and chemicals.

Staff say their trucks are all ready to go despite the amount of snow we’ve already had this winter.

“It’s an early winter for us. Years past normally we get the big snows around February, March, April. But it’s just what we’ll deal with. All the trucks are all prepped ready to go. They will be all full of their material. Crews went through and greased them all so they are ready to go in case of the big event,” St. Louis County Public Works Highway Supervisor, Andrew Olson says.

The snowstorm is expected to begin tomorrow, December 28 and last through Monday, December 30.

As a reminder, residents will need to abide by alternate side parking on Sunday evening. Cars should be moved to the odd side of the street between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The city is also reminding drivers to maintain a safe distance behind plows on the road and use caution.

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