St. Louis County Plow Drivers Gear Up for First Heavy Snowfall

"You just never know what mother nature throws at us but whatever it is we're ready for, ready for the challenge," a county plow worker said.

DULUTH, Minn.- As much of the Northland is gearing up for Tuesday’s dumping of snow, St. Louis County plow crews say they’re ready to roll out.

The County’s 34-truck fleet got their plow wings Monday, the last part the trucks are outfitted with ahead of the first snow.

According to District Maintenance Superintendent Gordy Halverson, all of the sand and salt sheds are full, and by tomorrow all of the sanders and salters will be ready to go.

Working with the County for 35 years, the early snowfall is even catching him off-guard. “There’s been a lot of early winters a lot of late winters they kind of all roll together after a while so, but this definitely ranks among the, amongst the earliest.”

“You just never know what mother nature throws at us but whatever it is we’re ready for, ready for the challenge,” he said.

And to keep you as ready as they are, Halverson said to look out for plows on the streets Tuesday, keep your distance, and give them ample room at intersections.

Getting even further in the winter driving spirit, he asks everyone to please slow down in the snow in general.

Even if it doesn’t stick or freeze it’ll still be slick, and potentially coat the roads in slush, which he says can make it even more slippery for your vehicle.

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