For local governments, mild winter means big savings
This winter, Minnesota snowplow drivers have been busy.
They’ve been trimming trees, filling potholes and removing buckthorn. They’ve been remodeling park buildings, fixing retaining walls and repairing equipment. They’ve been getting around to everything they’d normally have to put off — if this were a normal winter.
“I always tell people, this city is never cleaner than when it doesn’t snow,” said Mike Kennedy of Minneapolis Public Works.