Three killed, plows withdrawn as blizzard grips western Minnesota

  • Article by: Bill McAuliffe , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 19, 2013 - 6:18 AM

Blizzard in western Minnesota contributed to three traffic deaths.

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Wally_99Feb. 18, 13 5:57 PM

Nuisance snows are the name of the game now. Especially when compared to the prolific snowfalls of the 80's....

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pokey2007Feb. 18, 13 6:57 PM

Yea! Give us major snow! A few great big ones! Minnesota is great at clearing them quickly, and then life goes on.

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pokey2007Feb. 18, 13 7:00 PM

(I was pretty much stopped on a 494 on-ramp from Hwy 100 when the van ahead of me had such blinding ballooning exhaust that no on around me could even see. It doesn't just have to be snow that blinds.)

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wach0031Feb. 18, 13 7:04 PM

I predict 2 inches.

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svictoriaFeb. 18, 13 9:24 PM

I can't say Minnesota is great anymore at clearing the snow. I lived in Minneapolis for many years; my final one was in 2011. The streets were poorly plowed, only to reveal numerous potholes in the spring. It may be a great place to live, but I will never return to that winter garbage again.

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eddy0829Feb. 18, 1310:43 PM

Wally 99. I am not sure where you live but come up north, we have had nuisance snowfalls of over a foot and over 16 inches. I don't think winter has had its last say either.

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forpeopleFeb. 19, 13 1:24 AM

Why is it that so often SUV's are involved in accidents. It seems that folks just take careless risks when they are driving SUV's. It's crazy and deadly. Nothing like killing others with your SUV.

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fishanhunt2Feb. 19, 13 7:10 AM

Being from Western MN. I can tell you it was a blizzard out there. Travel was not advised for a good reason. Zero visability! Read the article again and see just what kind of vehicle started that terrible accident. It was not an SUV. The car was reported to be passing or attempting to do so at the time of the accident.. Passing? In zero visibility? Come on! People need to slow down in adverse weather conditions. Better yet, just stay at home. Minnesotas D.O.T. snow plow drivers and the job they do are one group of state employees that deserve recognition IMHO.

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swansonadamFeb. 19, 13 7:21 AM

Forpeople was referring to the second accident discussed in the article, and yes, I have also noticed this behavior in many SUV drivers to feel like normal driving rules no longer apply.

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kebu80Feb. 19, 1310:56 AM

Sad stories of people dying here on the frozen tundra. Just a plain dangerous place to live, nooo question. Have nooo idea why we live here when the weather is unsuitable to be in 8 months out of the year.

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