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 …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The city opened ice rinks and warming houses Wednesday, earlier than expected after the major snowstorm pushed back the original date.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010
Woodbury resident Jeff Kacerik was enjoying some quality time with his 5-year-old son Thursday at Colby Lake Park's outdoor skating rink. As young Max was getting the hang of things, his father said he never played hockey in high school. "I'm from Nebraska," said Kacerik, who has lived in Woodbury for five years. Woodbury's outdoor skating rinks and warming houses opened for the season on Wednesday, a few days ahead of earlier estimates. The city had pushed back the date to open rinks following the major snowstorm a couple of weeks ago. Crews responsible for flooding rinks were focused on snow-removal efforts, and city officials said they weren't supposed to open until Dec. 26. A city spokesman said Thursday that it was a conservative …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
After more than a foot of snow blanketed the city, Woodbury roads were fairly clear Sunday morning.
As the biggest snowstorm in recent memory blasted the Twin Cities with more than a foot of snow, Woodbury managed to escape relatively unscathed. There were no major incidents during the storm, said Woodbury police Sgt. Neil Bauer, and public works crews had left for home sometime Sunday morning. The National Weather Service reported that 17.2 inches of snow, among the most in the metro area, hit Woodbury during Saturday's storm. Woodbury schools canceled most events, as did several area churches. And even the Metrodome roof caved in. Several cars were towed to make things easier for plowing, Bauer said, and there were no major crashes in the city. Few cars were out on the roads anyway—"that was beneficial," he said. The biggest problem he…