Northland Digs Out Again, and Again

Updated: 12/04/2013 9:31 PM
Created: 12/04/2013 11:21 AM

Before much of the Northland was awake, Eyewitness News was checking out the roads Wednesday morning.

"They are snow-covered and slick, but the plows are out working on huge piles of snow," said reporter Maarja Anderson during her live report on top of a snow bank.

The morning was pretty quiet, and then another round of snow started up again. A chorus of snow blowers rang out across the city.

"I bought a new snow blower, so I don't mind the snow. I kind of like it. We go out and have a snow blowing party with the neighbors," said Dan Matthes while he worked on his driveway.

Matthes and his neighbor take care of the block. Today, his neighbor has a brand new machine because yesterday's snow took its toll on his other one. They wake up early and clear snow for hours.

"And then when we have everything pretty empty, then look! Look! We're in trouble," said Matthes as a plow came down the road.

When the plow comes, they start again.

While homeowners have a little added work, students at St. Scholastica and UMD get a day off.

"I kind of like it because there is no school and it's really pretty and it's an adventure," said St. Scholastica senior Angela Haas with her friends.

They have a short agenda of shoveling, napping, and studying, and fellow student, Catherine Bittner, has a simple shoveling strategy.

"Just get it done as quick as possible," she said.

They enjoy it all now, but under one condition.

"Hopefully it will taper off by the time May finals come this year!" said Bittner.

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