CN'R Lawn N' Landscape Winter Snow RemovalResidential Winter Summaries

CN'R Lawn N' Landscape - Snow Plowing and RemovalAs we progress through our Minnesota Winter, C N' R will post snow removal summaries for residential properties in this location. Be sure to check back here often as the snow flies for snow plowing, sanding/salt and shoveling updates.


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Sunday, January 14th : 4.0”

It was more or less an all day snow and into the evening of Sunday, January 14th. It started out as snow showers and snow flurries, and the main accumulating snow did not move in until about 1-2pm. This main band lasted all the way through about 8pmish give or take that evening. This was a super high ratio snow that was forecasted to be about 1-3” total. It exceeded that amount by a bit and we hit the 4” mark pretty easily. With a 1-3” snowfall, our teams head out after the entire snow is finished to plow. So, with a 4” total, it was a decent amount that we worried earlier about in the plow because it will take longer. But, our teams did a fabulous job, and we did get a lot done overnight plowing. All/most residential driveways were completed by sunrise, a few did linger thereafter for the early morning hours of Monday, 1/15, and we apologies for that.

End of drives were taken care of through the morning of Monday, 1/15.

Salt was applied overnight Sunday and through the day on Monday.

Shoveling was completed through the night and through Monday as well.


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Monday December 4th: 1.5"

From near 60 degrees at 2pm to 26 degrees with snow by 8-9pm on Monday, December 4th. A complex storm system moved through instantly converting Minnesota into winter. This storm was able to pull up plenty of moisture, but most fell in the form of rain. Once it did change over to snow between about 8pm-10pm on Monday evening, 12/4, it snowed rather moderately until Midnight or so.
1-2” ended up accumulating on pavement, maybe 2-4” on grassy areas. It was definitely a quick turn to winter and a smack of reality. And because the ground temps were so warm and how fast the temps dropped, all the snow/rain adhered to the surface and caused glazed ice conditions. This did affect our progress as we had to be very careful while plowing, and just getting property to property as traffic was absolutely horrible and even the highways were glaze ice. A complete skating rink!

C N’R started to clear residential driveways in that 3-5am timeframe of early Tuesday morning, 12/5. We finished up around noon. We did wait for the wind to be done blowing, even though it never was, but there was only so much snow to blow around, and with 40-50mph winds, needed to wait a bit before starting to plow. We do understand also that this snow/rain adhered so significantly to pavement that it was very hard to clean up and clear perfectly. We did the best we could.

Any Salting operations was completed during the full day of Tuesday, December 5th.

End of Driveway clearing was completed as we removed the snow off driveways within our routes and within the time frame stated above. Went back to the ones that did not yet have the City plow come by.


Monday, December 11th : 0.5”
Very early during the morning of Monday, December 11th, we had a quick shot of snow move through. With temps hovering around the freezing mark, it made for a greasy/heavy half inch of snow.

This prompt C N’R plow teams to complete “light snow” customer driveways. This is a special service you can sign up for on your contract which includes snowfalls in that half inch to an inch range.

All plowing was completed before noon on Monday 12/11. Shoveling and salting was completed all day long.


Wednesday, December 13th : 0.3”
We had another burst of snow move through during the morning rush hour as we were all heading to work. As you can remember, it made things rather slick once again with these quick bursts of snow occurring from this NW flow weather pattern we are in.

During the day, we did go out and check on all residential salting customers and apply salt as necessary.


Thursday, December 28th : 1.2”
We had a weak band of snow develop overnight and into the very early morning hours of Thursday, 12/28. This area of snow was the VERY small flake type of snow with the really cold conditions we had in place - and also a lot of dry air aloft, and at the ground in place. This makes for a fine needle snow that takes awhile to accumulate. But, we did get just over an inch of snow over a broad area of MN. By 6am on Thursday, 12/28 - we did measure about 0.3” - 0.4”. This was not enough to warrant to head out yet. By noon, things stopped and we had enough to plow. Remember, for residential driveways, anywhere from about 1-3” of snow, no matter what time of day/night it is, we wait for the entire snowfall to end before starting.

Snow plow routes were started about 10-11am that morning, and lasted until around 4-6pm.

Shoveling of sidewalks started at the same time, and those crews ended up completing their routes by about 10pm that evening.

Heavy salt was applied where/when needed. These cold temps need a lot of salt to work.

End of driveway clearing was completed as city plows did go out, as we were plowing the 1” of snow.


Saturday, December 30th : 0.5” (Light Snow)

Late Friday night into VERY early Saturday morning - we did receive about a half inch of snow. C N’R completed the “light snow” schedule which is the a special extra service you can sign up for on your contract to include snowfall of about 1/2” - 1 inch of snow. Early Saturday morning, plow teams and shovel teams tackled the full job for these particular driveways and sidewalks.

Salt, once again, was used very heavily because of the cold conditions.



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Thursday, January 11th : 1.5”

A well advertised Colorado low-pressure system moved through the upper midwest brushing the Twin Cities with 1-3” of snow. As this system moved in, it got to near 40 degrees, and overnight of Wednesday, 1/10 into very early in the morning of Thursday, 1/11 - we did have snow melting along with drizzle/mist, that quickly froze SOLID with a temp drop of nearly 30 degrees within hours. Then, this system dragged in some snow behind it with a secondary front that pushed through during the day on Thursday. Slowly but surely, we picked up 1-3” of snow by about 2-3pm in the afternoon.

Because it was a minor snowfall, C N’R plow/shovel teams only complete services once the snowfall has totally ended. Our plow routes got started at 3:30pm on Thursday, and we finished up no later that 9am.

End of drives from messes from the City plows were either completed that night as we were plowing or the next day.

Shoveling crews started about the same time, dealt with traffic issues, but took most of the night on Thursday and into Friday morning 1/12 to finish up.

SALTING? YES! Needed a lot and was completed by 7am Friday morning..


Sunday, January 14th : 4.0”

It was more or less an all day snow and into the evening of Sunday, January 14th. It started out as snow showers and snow flurries, and the main accumulating snow did not move in until about 1-2pm. This main band lasted all the way through about 8pmish give or take that evening. This was a super high ratio snow that was forecasted to be about 1-3” total. It exceeded that amount by a bit and we hit the 4” mark pretty easily. With a 1-3” snowfall, our teams head out after the entire snow is finished to plow. So, with a 4” total, it was a decent amount that we worried earlier about in the plow because it will take longer. But, our teams did a fabulous job, and we did get a lot done overnight plowing. All/most residential driveways were completed by sunrise, a few did linger thereafter for the early morning hours of Monday, 1/15, and we apologies for that.

End of drives were taken care of through the morning of Monday, 1/15.

Salt was applied overnight Sunday and through the day on Monday.

Shoveling was completed through the night and through Monday as well.


 


 


 


 



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