Winter Storm Update in Golden Valley: Delayed Recycling, Snow Totals and Roads

The storm March 5, dubbed Winter Storm Saturn by the Weather Channel, also caused school closings.

With several inches of snow falling in Golden Valley Tuesday, March 5, closures, clearing, recycling collections and crashes were among issues for the day.

Recycling Delayed

Recycling collections will be one day late for certain areas, according to the Golden Valley city website. Residents in the gray service area will be delayed one day, occurring Saturday, March 9 instead of the normal Friday service.

"Due to safety concerns associated with the snowstorm, Allied Waste consulted with the City and pulled its trucks from its Tuesday service routes, delaying all service routes by one day. Residents in the blue service area will not see any service changes as a result of this week’s snow event," according to the Golden Valley website. Contact Allied Waste at 952-941-5174 for service questions.

Snow Status

Snowfall totals ranged from 5.8 inches in nearby Crystal to 7.3 inches in New Hope, according to the National Weather Service, as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The two-day snowfall totals for Golden Valley ranged from six to eight inches.

A winter storm warning remained in effect until noon Tuesday and under a winter storm advisory until 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. 

The forecast for Wednesday, March 6, according to the National Weather Service, is: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon." 

Road conditions

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the driving conditions were difficult on Tuesday.

Several accidents were reported throughout Tuesday morning in the Twin Cities. At about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 169, Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed that traffic was down to one lane. As of 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, the Minnesota State Patrol said troopers handled 122 crashes statewide and 144 vehicle off road/spin out incidents.


Snow and road conditions also prompted the closure of the Robbinsdale School District Tuesday, March 5.

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