Snow plow crews successfully take on challenge

Snow plow crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Marshall put on an impressive display of team work on Friday morning and Saturday in removing snow from city and surrounding area streets.

According to Lyon County Engineer Aaron VanMoer and Marshall Public Works Superintendent Dean Coudron, preparations were made early to handle the two forecasted snowstorms that hit within three days.

In Marshall, city workers were out plowing streets at 3 a.m. Friday. Several main streets were cleared of snow for residents who needed to get to their work destinations. Snow removal equipment and dump trucks lined up in the middle of Main Street at mid-morning Friday and diligently sucked up the large piles of snow left in the middle of the thoroughfare.

Both VanMoer and Coudron told the Independent that predicting how large a snowfall to prepare for is tough. VanMoer said it takes some flexibility.

Their planning and flexibility paid off. You can bet Marshall residents appreciate it.