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Calls and Crashes: Woodbury Digs Out from Serious Snowstorm (Updated)

About a foot of snow fell on the city Sunday.

There were several incidents on the roads and plenty of calls to public works following the storm that dumped about a foot of snow on Woodbury.

No one was seriously injured in any of the crashes, most of which were vehicles going off the road or feder-benders, said Woodbury traffic officer Scott Melander.

“If residents would slow down it wouldn’t be so bad driving right now,” he said.

Interstate 94 was icy, with slow going for commuters Monday morning, while city roads were “in OK condition,” Melander said.

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District 833 opted not to close or delaying school, and Xcel Energy’s outage map didn’t show any issues for Woodbury. District 834 did delay school a couple of hours.

Meanwhile, plows were still out on the roads Monday morning, and workers ver at the Woodbury Public Works Department had received several calls as of 9:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service reports that snow was expected to end around noon on Monday, with a high near 13. For Tuesday: "Occasional flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph."

Other notices

On its Facebook page, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office issued a reminder for motorists:

Driving in winter means cold temperatures, snow, sleet, and ice that can lead to slower traffic and dangerous road conditions. Simply slow down in bad weather—it’s probably the single most important thing you can do. Before heading out on the road, clear snow, frost and ice off all vehicle windows, head and taillights, hood and roof. Make sure tires are properly inflated, gas tank is above half‐full and washer fluid levels are high. And don’t forget that vehicle emergency kit—just in case.

From the Washington County Parks Twitter feed on Monday morning:

Lake Elmo Park rolled Sunday - both east and west side. Plan to get groomer back on trails today. Lighted trails not open yet. Stay tuned.

From the Math and Science Academy:

The Math and Science Academy follows South Washington County Schools decision for closing area schools. Our transportation is provided by South Washington County Schools, so if they’re not in session, we are not either.

Check WCCO.com or Kare11.com under “School Closings”. If “South Washington County Schools” is listed, we will not be open. You can receive text/email alerts as well by going to WCCO.com, click on the link “School Closings”, and follow the prompts.

Once we are aware of South Washington County Schools being closed, we will inform WCCO and Kare11 to list Math and Science Academy as closed.  We will also update our MSA website (front page) under “news”, as well as send out a listserv informing you of MSA being closed.

From Globe University's Facebook page:

Classes are still in session today. Please drive safe!

 

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