Duluth Digs Out From Spring Snowfall

By KBJR News 1

April 12, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- Two days of wet and heavy snowfall caused a wide spectrum of frustration for many in the Northland.

Slick and slippery roads have caused cars to get stuck, work and classes to get cancelled, and events to get postponed.

University of Minnesota-Duluth student Nicole Stevens is kicking off her 21st birthday scraping and digging out her friend's car.

"I checked the forecast a few weeks ago and I thought, "this is awesome, high of 58 on my birthday, this is going to be so cool," and then this happened, and I have no idea where it came from," said Stevens.

Two days of wet, heavy spring snow caused many people to be in Steven's position--pushing out cars from the snow saddled side street of Duluth.

Lara LaCaille is a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

"This is that time in Duluth when you ask yourself, "Why do we live in Duluth exactly," said LaCaille. "It's a little hard."

On top of the snow delaying her springtime activities, it's canceled two days of her classes, in the homestretch to finals.

"It's kind of a mixed bag," said LaCaille. "It's fun to have the day off and play but you miss the day of work, and that's getting old."

City spokesmen say all of the residential streets should be plowed by Friday night, with plow crews working on side streets and alleys Saturday.

Zach Vavricka

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