Thursday, April 11, 2013
Plowing this late in the season can cause damage to turf, according to a notice from the city's InTouch system.
A note on plowing from the city of Woodbury: The Woodbury Parks Division will not be plowing city trails due to wet conditions. Plowing this late in the season can cause damage to turf. Questions can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Department at 651-714-3583. The late-season storm caused a power pole along Woodlane Drive to bend over Thursday morning, but there were no other major issues reported in the city. See: Updated: Snow Hits Woodbury, Wind Bends Power Pole on Woodlane Drive Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Woodbury area. Between 6-10 inches of snow is expected to fall across the east metro through Tuesday afternoon.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Woodbury area through Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service expects that two periods of heavy snow—with accumulation of 6-10 inches—across the east metro over the next 48 hours. According to the NWS: THE AXIS OF HIGHEST SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION IS FORECAST NEAR THE MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN BORDER AREA. SOME STORM TOTALS COULD APPROACH 12 INCHES. The city's winter-parking rules run from Nov. 1 to April 1, banning on-street parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. City ordinance also prohibits on-street parking any time two or more inches of snow have accumulated, until after the street has been completely plowed. The two-inch guideline applies to any hour of the day, any time of year. Residents are…
Monday, November 19, 2012
David Jessup, Public Works director, talked about how people can make things easier on crews this winter.
The city’s winter parking regulations are in effect, and despite the lack of snow thus far this season, people are encouraged to adopt a fire hydrant. Those were a couple of seasonal reminders Woodbury Public Works Director David Jessup issued at last week’s City Council meeting. Woodbury’s winter parking rules went into effect Nov. 1. See: Winter Parking Regulations for Woodbury Now in Effect Meanwhile, the city asks people to shovel out the area around fire hydrants. People need not notify the city of the hydrant they have adopted. It’s an informal volunteer program the city has encouraged for several years. For more information contact the Public Works Department at 651-714-3720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Jessup also …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The snow is expected to start Tuesday afternoon.
Projections for a winter snowstorm expected to start Tuesday afternoon have tapered off. Forecasters initially thought about 6 inches of snow could hit Woodbury through Wednesday. But the latest information from the National Weather Service shows that accumulation (in a rain, snow, sleet mix) will likely total about an inch through the end of Tuesday, with another 2-4 inches expected on Wednesday. Snow was coming down steadily at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Thursday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 35. At Woodbury’s Public Works Department, “We’re always prepared,” said Jim Triebold, Woodbury street supervisor. “You have to be because you can’t trust the weather report,” he said with a laugh. City crews were out during…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
City crews are getting ahead of other work, and saving money, as Woodbury waits for significant snow.
Yes, plow crews at Woodbury’s Public Works Department aren’t as busy this winter as they were last year. But that doesn’t mean they’re sitting around waiting for the snow to fall. “This year has kind of been a fluke,” said Tim Thurmes, assistant street supervisor for Woodbury. The New Year's Eve snow was close to an inch, and crews pre-salted roads that night and sanded early the next morning, Thurmes said. "You can't plow that hard pack off." The lack of significant snow this season has given them a chance to catch up on other public works projects, including tree removal and trimming, fixing potholes with a new “spray patch” system, sign inspection and vehicle maintenance normally reserved for spring. Woodbury is saving money, too. It …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Woodbury City Council heard the results of its biannual survey of residents on Wednesday.
You’ve probably figured it out by now: Woodbury is a pretty decent place to live. The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday got the results from its biannual community survey, which showed that for the most part residents are pleased with the direction of the city. Decision Resources has conducted the survey for several years, and again polled 400 households about everything from city services to more specific items like an outdoor water park (and what type of tax increase people would support to fund the project). “Most folks are pretty pleased with what’s going on,” said Bill Morris, president of Decision Resources. He reported that most people have a “high reservoir of goodwill toward decision-makers.” “People just have good feelings about…
Monday, March 28, 2011
Public works items, volunteerism and liquor licenses were among the matters the council discussed last week.
The Woodbury City Council tackled a few minor items last week, good news for the local high school students who attended as part of a class requirement—it was a relatively brief meeting. Public Works Update City Administrator Clint Gridley and Public Works Director David Jessup gave a few updates on seasonal items for the city. Street sweeping is set to begin April 11 and continue for five days, Gridley said. The city will recycle the sand collected for use next year. Once the sweeping is complete, the city will flush fire hydrants. Crews are also busy repairing potholes on Woodbury roads, Gridley said, and the city’s winter parking restrictions will end April 1. Jessup, meanwhile, talked about the potential for flooding issues in Woodbury…
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The city typically sees some flooding in rural areas and crews work to keep basins clear in urban zones.
With the snowfall totals much higher than normal this season, Woodbury Patch asked City Engineer Klayton Eckles how the city prepares for the possibility of flooding this spring. Woodbury Patch: Does Woodbury have issues with flooding? Klayton Eckles: We normally see some issues in rural areas that don’t have storm sewers. There is some flooding of farm fields, and that occasionally creeps up on roads. We’ve seen Mile Drive get high water, and we’ve had to put barricades up. Patch: What about urban areas? Eckles: In urban areas the system is designed to handle the rate of snow melt. The worry is that the catch basins will plug up with lots of snow. I don’t really anticipate that being an issue unless we get a major storm event on top of …