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Where did you say that road was?

By: MNTornado, 2:14 AM GMT on December 13, 2012



My school bus driving son turned the corner to pick up a student only to
find the road blocked by a large snow drift on Monday 12-10-2012.

Note that this picture was taking from inside the school bus looking out through the front windshield. That mirror you see extending from the hood is the Cats Eye mirror used by the driver to make sure the front of the bus is clear before moving.
Chaska, like most of the Twin Cities area got about 11 inches of snow. The snow drifts ended up being up to 3 feet high in some areas.



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Updated: 6:03 AM GMT on December 16, 2012

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Winter Storm Warning

By: MNTornado, 9:10 PM GMT on December 07, 2012

Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 8:39 PM CST on December 07, 2012

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from midnight Saturday night to midnight CST Sunday night.

* timing... snow, heavy at times, will spread over the area early Saturday evening and continue into Sunday afternoon.

* Main impact - around 6 inches.

* Other impacts - areas of blowing and drifting snow will develop Sunday afternoon as northwest winds increase to 15 to 25 mph and gusts approach 35 mph. The blowing snow will subside late Sunday evening as winds begin to diminish.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Updated: 3:51 AM GMT on December 08, 2012

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