Thursday, April 18, 2013
There were nine incidents on Woodbury roads as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday. A driver was killed in a crash on Interstate 94 near Highway 95.
Update: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18 A crash on Interstate 94 killed a driver Thursday. Via State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske's Twitter feed: I-94 EB near Hwy 95, Wash Co, WB veh lost control, went thru median & under semi trailer, female driver killed Original Story There were nine incidents on Woodbury streets as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday following yet another late-season snowfall. “And it’s not even rush hour yet,” Woodbury Police Cmdr. John Altman said. There were no injuries reported, and most of the incidents involved cars going off the road, Altman said. People on the Woodbury Patch Facebook page also reported slippery conditions on local streets. Up to six inches of snow was expected across the metro area Thursday night into Friday. The …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The snow was expected to continue Thursday and Friday.
Look on the bright side: Saturday is supposed to be partly sunny and nearly 40 degrees. Wind bent over a power pole on Woodlane Drive early Thursday morning and traffic was slowed across the city as the spring snowstorm continued in Woodbury. The bent power pole on Woodlane Drive caused traffic to be blocked by emergency vehicles from Lydia Lane north, according to a resident on Woodbury Patch’s Facebook page. The Woodbury Fire Department was on the scene diverting traffic, and it was expected to be cleared before noon, Woodbury traffic officer Scott Melander said. (Update: Traffic was able to pass by the scene by 11 a.m.; Xcel Energy crews were there.) As of 9 a.m., there was only one crash, on Regatta Drive, and there were no injuries …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Unlike previous snowstorms that hit the city this season, there were only a handful of incidents Tuesday morning.
Maybe folks have simply learned how to drive in the snow. Between 6 a.m. and mid-afternoon Tuesday, March 5, there were only five crashes in Woodbury, none with major injuries or significant damage to the vehicles involved. “Which for this kind of storm is not bad,” according to Woodbury Police spokeswoman Michelle Okada. She’s not exaggerating. More than 30 crashes were reported in Woodbury by mid-morning on Nov. 12, 2012, when the city saw its first major snowfall of the season. The Dec. 9, 2012, storm, which dumped almost a foot of snow on Woodbury, saw several incidents on the roads, and it was the “same story” 11 days later, when there were a dozen crashes in the city by 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 20. As recently as Jan. 27 there was another …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
There were a dozen incidents on the roads by 9:30 a.m. following the snowfall.
Between crashes and vehicles going off the road, there were about a dozen incidents in Woodbury as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday. “Same story, as always,” said Woodbury traffic officer Scott Melander. “People driving too fast for the conditions.” Speed limits are set for dry, sunny days, he said, and motorists simply need to slow down. Fortunately, there were no injuries associated with the incidents, Melander said. Woodbury saw a couple of inches of snow during the overnight hours of Wednesday and Thursday, and snow was still falling this morning. The snow is expected to taper off, according to the National Weather Service. During the first major snowfall of the season, in mid-November, there were at least 30 crashes on Woodbury streets. Like …
Monday, December 10, 2012
About a foot of snow fell on the city Sunday.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
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. Related: Major Snowstorm Hits Woodbury: Share Your Photos 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. …
Monday, November 12, 2012
There were no serious injuries reported Monday morning.
More than 30 crashes were reported in Woodbury as of 10:20 a.m. Monday morning as the city saw the first significant snowfall of the season. No one was hospitalized as a result of the crashes, said Woodbury traffic officer Scott Melander. Often, motorists were sliding through stop signs or traffic lights, Melander said. Reports started coming in at about 8 a.m. and Woodbury police had received at least three dozen calls. “It’s been a busy morning,” Melander said. The Woodlane Drive hill at Valley Creek Road was too icy to drive up at one point this morning, but city crews were out salting the roads, Melander said, and that street is now drivable. “Drivers need to realize that they do need to slow down and drive for the conditions,” he said…
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
As wet March snow blankets the city, police encourage drivers to take caution and schools cancel some evening activities.
As the snow continues to come down today, Woodbury traffic officer Scott Melander has one message for motorists. “It’s very slippery and icy and slushy out there,” he said. “Basically people are just driving too fast for the conditions.” Already today there have been about two dozen crashes on Woodbury roads, Melander said. He was out assisting the State Patrol on a crash on Interstate 94 near Century Avenue when a driver came up behind his squad car, nearly rear-ended him and did three 360-degree spins, Melander said. The driver was able to regain control of her vehicle and no accident occurred. The National Weather Service is reporting that Woodbury will see up to four inches of snow during the day and continuing until about 7 p.m. There…