Thursday, April 18, 2013
No parking is allowed on any street until plowing has been completed.
If your car is parked on a public street, it’s time to move it. The City of Golden Valley issued a snow emergency Thursday afternoon as snow continued to fall on the Twin Cities. No parking is allowed on any street until plowing has been completed. All Hopkins High School games have been canceled or postponed, according to the Lake Conference website. For Robbinsdale Cooper, all games except girls lacrosse and adapted softball have been postponed, according to the North Suburban Conference website. A winter storm warning remains in effect for Golden Valley and much of Minnesota until 10 a.m. Friday.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Snow is expected to be heaviest after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The winter storm warning has been extended until 7 p.m. Thursday.
As forecasters predicted, Twin Cities residents awoke Wednesday to find a dusting of snow and ice on local roads, making for yet another messy springtime commute. Snow fell overnight on top of crusty ice, and it didn’t take long for crashes and spinouts to start. At 4:46 a.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation kicked off metro crash reports with a crash on Interstate 394, at Interstate 494 and Highway 12 in Minnetonka. Total snowfall was minimal and stopped before morning rush hour began in earnest, but weather will worsen Wednesday afternoon. Snow is likely after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. As much as 10 inches of snow could fall between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning, making for an even-more-…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm advisory for Golden Valley Sunday evening.
The National Weather Service anticipates upwards of six inches of snow to fall on Golden Valley Sunday night into Monday morning. The storm will drive a powerful cold front through Minnesota by Monday afternoon, and the National Weather Service anticipates wind gusts up to 50 mph. The winds will blow the new snow around during Monday morning's commute, potentially creating near white out conditions—particularly south of I-94 and west of I-35. From the National Weather Service: Tonight and Monday, a powerful winter storm will track across northern Minnesota. This will send a strong cold front across the region, with a few inches of snow expected ahead of the front and strong west to northwest winds expected in its wake. Blizzard or near …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The City of Golden Valley issued a snow emergency Tuesday morning.
The snow started falling at 7 p.m. Monday night and by Tuesday morning it was still coming down, causing slick roadways and school closings throughout the metro area. Robbinsdale Area Schools are closed and Hopkins schools will start two hours late. Plows in Golden Valley started working at 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning after the city issued a snow emergency. No parking is allowed on any street until plowing has been completed. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the driving conditions were difficult and weather forecasters predict that snow will continue to steadily fall through late morning. To check the commute in Golden Valley, click here. The National Weather Service first issued a winter storm watch over the weekend and …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Transportation officials say that heavy snow on Sunday will lead to a difficult Monday morning commute.
Winter storm Orko dumped snow and ice on most of Minnesota Sunday, including Golden Valley. The heavy snowfall will make driving on Monday morning potentially hazardous. On their Facebook page Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urged drivers to be careful: Plan ahead now. Leave early for work or work from home if that is possible. When driving, slow down, drive for the road conditions. Give plows room to work. And, the plows are out!! On Twitter, Hennepin County said that all plows were tackling the snow Sunday. Full call out of all our plows. Challenging conditions. Will be out on all roads and bridges throughout the day and tonight. Driving conditions on almost all of the roads in the metro area Sunday were “difficult,” …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
A winter storm warning will be in effect beginning midnight Saturday. The watch will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service upgraded their winter storm watch to a warning on Saturday, saying that heavy snow, ice and sleet is expected to hit the metro as “Orko” sweeps across Minnesota. Snow accumulations of four to eight inches are possible in locations across Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey and Washington counties, as well as western Wisconsin, with accumulations increasing from south to north. Because temperatures on Sunday will hover right around the freezing point, however, the National Weather Service says “there is still uncertainty” about just how much snow may stick. What is certain right now: Monday morning’s commute is likely to be a sloppy mess. A wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet should start falling late tonight, …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
A "spate of calls" from residents shows that some people in Golden Valley want to see all streets cleared to bare pavement after a snowfall.
On Dec. 14, the City of Golden Valley posted a statement on their website addressing concerns brought up by residents about recent snow removal procedures. According to the statement, "a spate of calls...from residents indicates that some in the community expect all streets to be cleared to bare pavement after a snowfall." To learn more about how the City cleaned up after the Dec. 9 storm, click here. “The first priority is keeping roads safe for driving, and to some people that means bare pavement,” Bert Tracy, Golden Valley’s public works maintenance manager, said in the statement. “Snow removal is all about balancing expectations, reality, economics, and environmental concerns,” Public Works Director Jeannine Clancy said. ”Golden Valley…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Minnesota Department of Transportation addressed the issue on their Facebook page this week.
Two days after most of the Twin Cities area, including Golden Valley, received more than 10 inches of snow, traveling the roadways remained complicated in spots. On Dec. 11, a rollover on westbound 394 tied up traffic near Golden Valley. On Dec. 12, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Twitter feed, a spin-out a westbound 394 on-ramp closed the road during rush hour. The Minnesota Department of Transportation addressed the road conditions in a Dec. 11, 2012 statement on the Minnesota Department of Transportation Facebook page: MnDOT continues addressing the compacted snow and icy conditions on highways and interstates—particularly in southwestern/west central Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro area. The cold …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A rollover on Interstate 394 and a crash on Highway 169 added to the mess Tuesday morning.
Two days after Golden Valley and the metro area received almost a foot of snow, Tuesday morning commuters were still feeling the pain of a very slow drive into work. "Double your expected commute and travel times," Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol told Patch, "and expect icy patches and slippery spots." Slick roads caused havoc on Interstate 394 and Highway 169. At 7:43 a.m., Minnesota Department of Transportation showed a rollover on westbound Interstate 394 near Louisiana Avenue. Roeske said that the incident was a single vehicle rollover without injuries, though it backed up traffic during rush hour. A little after 8 a.m., a car crashed on southbound Highway 169 near Interstate 394, causing issues for those trying to drive …