Duluthian Stay In - Recent Snow Storm Freezes Spring Plans

By KBJR News 1

April 12, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM CDT


The late season snowfall has some calling this the never–ending winter.

Many Duluthians had Spring on the brain and now are racking them to find something to do.

This time last year the sun was beaming and what little snow we had was long gone.

This year, with the recent snow storm and even more on the way...It's a completely different story.

"It's the winter that never ends its just horrendous, This is April we're like 25 or 25 days into spring time, no Spring in sight it's absolutely ridiculous, the big bad lake has kicked us in the butt once again," says Duluth native Kathy Roseth.

Duluth schools are on Spring Break but the kids are nowhere to be found. The Great Lakes Aquarium and the Lake Superior Zoo are just two of the many businesses closed due to inclement weather.

And it's tough luck for gardeners.

"I'm not planting a garden or worrying about plants this year," Roseth says.

Miller Hill Mall is usually a popular go–to spot, but today...it looked more like a ghost town.

The empty mall serves as a reminder of lost spring wishes, like riding this motorcycle that's now buried in snow.

Some have chosen to pair the cold weather with a cold drink.

"I blasted a text on my text club letting people know we were open, we had planned a tap even with southern tier brewing," says Mike Simon , General Manager of Grizzlies Wood-fire Grille.

Grizzlies closed early yesterday to make sure customers made it home safely.

They're now open for business and offering a cold one to keep their customers out of the cold.

And it just continues...we have another snow storm bearing down on us on Sunday.

Posted to the web by Gabrielle Ware