Northlanders Brave Snow Storm

By KBJR News 1

February 11, 2013 Updated Feb 11, 2013 at 1:43 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM) - Sunday may have been the largest snowfall the Northland has seen in awhile, but it certainly wasn't the first. A trip outside Sunday found most Northlanders playing it safe and making the best of things.

"I shoveled this about an hour ago," said Bre Campi as she shoveled the walk in front of Famous Dave's in Canal Park.

Lots of snow and wind made anywhere on the road the last place anyone would want to be.

"Even with the truck and 4x4 I wouldn't travel in it," said James Boyd, who booked a hotel room rather than make the drive to his home in Carlton," I was sliding down the hill in my truck with the 4x4 on. I didn't want to put my girls in danger or myself. I'm going to get a hotel room and stay."

He wasn't alone.

"We were planning on going home for sure," said Casey Niemi who was in town for a boot hockey tournament, "It [the weather] was terrible. So we're not going to drive home. It was a four hour drive."

For those whose job was to get behind the wheel, winter weather means a lot of work.

"So far this looks like the worst one [storm]," said plow driver, Dan Meierhoff of Meierhoff Construction, "In a good snow storm you'll be plowing two or three times [in] the same parking lot."

But the best preparation for a cold snow storm, might just be a warm winter attitude.

"You get a little exercise, get outside, get a little fresh air," said Campi of her shoveling, "This is nothing for Duluth."

Written for the web by Jennifer Austin.