Snow, ice snarl commute

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH and TIM HARLOW , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: November 12, 2012 - 9:47 PM

Just enough snow fell and temperatures were just cold enough to give commuters a rude awakening.

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tgmu66Nov. 12, 1211:46 AM

Where were the MNDoT trucks? I spent 3 hours traveling through the southeast metro this morning, on a route that typically takes 45 minutes, passed some accidents, but NEVER once saw a truck or evidence of sanding or salting.

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thrillhouse1Nov. 12, 1211:59 AM

2 hour commute from SLP to St Paul. I am frustrated but I do understand that it's a holiday and its supposed to warmup in the 40s tomorrow. Probably not worth the resources to sand and salt for one day.

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holstjNov. 12, 1212:04 PM

State workers on holiday so MN DOT didn't want to call them in and pay double time for holiday pay.

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mmkuhlmanNov. 12, 1212:26 PM

Suck it up whiners, It's no one's problem but your own. It isn't MNDOT's responsibility to get you to work on time. If it took you 2-3 hours to get where you were going this morning, then you have bigger issues. Stay home.

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chovindNov. 12, 1212:50 PM

OMG - big bad MNDot didn't come out and dump a ton of chemicals on the road so people can continue to drive like idiots - when it'll all be gone by tomorrow anyway. What a waste of time and money.

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bigj111Nov. 12, 1212:56 PM

"If it took you 2-3 hours to get where you were going this morning, then you have bigger issues. Stay home."--------Part of me agrees with that. If MNDOT had thrown a little sand out there, it would not have made better drivers of the 10,000 people ahead of me. If you don't know how to drive in winter conditions, do everyone else a favor and stay put.

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ellasauntieNov. 12, 12 1:03 PM

Sounds to me like it was city streets that were the major problem (in my experience they were slick), not the highways. In that case, be pissed at your city public works depts because they're the ones who maintain city streets.

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EleanoreNov. 12, 12 1:10 PM

This is the experience in outstate MN far more than simply on days of minor events like this. Kind of hard to feel sorry for the entitiled area of MN when their expectations of perfection aren't met.

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staredNov. 12, 12 1:27 PM

At least we know what is not on the DFL's priority list now that it has control of state (and St Paul) government.

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smallbuttNov. 12, 12 1:34 PM

MNDOT had the wisdom no to waste sand/salt on roadways that will clear themselves in the next 48-hours. As for the drivers that crashed into inanimate objects you might want to go take a class on how to drive on winter roads.

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