Duluth Police Pull Two-Wheel Drive Squads Off Road, Advise No Travel

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Duluth Police Pull Two-Wheel Drive Squads Off Road, Advise No Travel

February 10, 2013 Updated Feb 10, 2013 at 7:11 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM) - The Duluth Police Department is pulling all their two-wheel drive squad cars off the road and advising no travel.

In a post on their Facebook page, the Department said that all officers would be required to travel in 4x4 vehicles.

The Department is asking that residents only travel if necessary due to blowing and drifting snow, which is causing driving conditions to deteriorate rapidly.

Northland's NewsCenter Meteorologists say that in the Duluth-Superior area and the South shore of Northwestern Wisconsin the snow storm is lessening in intensity, but the North Shore and Arrowhead of Minnesota could still see upwards of three more inches through overnight.

The Department says that the alternate side parking system is in effect and reminds citizens that the alternate side change-over is necessary for snowplowing and for the ability for emergency vehicles to be able get through on roadways. They warn that cars not in compliance will be ticketed and towed.

Written for the web by Jennifer Austin.

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