Friday, April 19, 2013
Woodbury resident Ann Cowan used to live in Florida.
Kris, there should be a huge “shout-out” for the people of this state who plow the highways, often all night, so that the rest of us can drive to work safely in the mornings. As a Florida transplant, I am eternally grateful to them when I drive to work each morning! —Ann Cowan, Woodbury Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
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 …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The storm dumped 14 inches on Woodbury, says street supervisor.
Woodbury plows were out at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, when more than a foot of snow fell on the city. “They basically worked around the clock,” said Jim Triebold, street superintendent, and didn’t head home until 9:30 a.m. Monday. The city got 14 inches of snow, he said. “I think we fared pretty well,” Triebold said. Public Works crews plowed the entire city three times as snow fell at a rate of about three-quarters of an inch an hour, Triebold said. It takes about eight hours to plow the city one time, he said. Related: Major Snowstorm Hits Woodbury: Share Your Photos Related: Snow Total ‘Caught Everybody Off Guard’ Says WCCO’s Chris Shaffer Related: Calls and Crashes: Woodbury Digs Out from Serious Snowstorm The storm was …
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. …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday approved a few steps in the process; costs for the utility line will be borne by developers.
Plans to build a new sewer line in the southern portion of Woodbury cleared a few hurdles Wednesday as the City Council decided to move forward with some details of the project. Construction of the sewer would open the door for development in the area (see map), said City Engineer Klayton Eckles. While the city would initially have to carry the cost of building the utility line, Woodbury would recoup the expenses as homes are built, he said. The exact cost won’t be known until the city seeks bids for the project, but a memo to the council estimates it at $3.6 million. The council unanimously approved the preliminary report, ordered the project, and authorized the preparation of plans and specifications. City staff also is in discussions …