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A pedestrian braves blowing snow Monday afternoon along 145th Street.

Heavy snowfall made roads treacherous

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While we got a sneak peak at spring earlier this month, old man winter showed he's still the man in charge. More than 14 inches of snow fell on Rosemount Sunday and Monday.

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Police chief Gary Kalstabakken said between noon Sunday and 3 p.m Monday police responded to eight weather related accidents. Officers also responded to 15 motorist assists for people who ended up in the ditch.

"Lots of people were out, whether they needed to be or not," said Kalstabakken.

With snow piled high again, Kalstabakken said motorist should be careful especially when coming up on intersections.

The large snowfall had plow crews busy as well. Public works director Andy Brotzler said crews plowed three times over the two-day snowfall. Brotzler said crews worked hard to keep roads clean.

This has been a busy winter for plowing. Brotzler said overall the crews and equipment have held up well through it.

The city did have a snowblower break down. Brotzler said Dakota County donated the use of one its snowblowers to the city while the item was being repaired.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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