The wintry weather shouldn’t be a problem for drivers on Dakota County’s roads tonight — the roads are expected to be in great condition for the Wednesday evening rush hour. That’s according to Mike Greten, the county’s highway maintenance manager.
Twenty-five snowplow trucks were dispatched about 2:30 a.m. this morning to begin clearing snow and applying salt. They’re expecting to use more than 100 tons of salt today, which Greten says is pretty average for a winter storm.
As the snow fall starts to taper off, the drivers will wrap up for the day. The trucks in the county’s urban areas were expected to be finished around 1 p.m., while the rural areas should be done about 3 p.m.
The crews are responsible for 1,100 lane miles of blacktop and 55 miles of lime rock roads in Dakota County.