Snow made traveling a bit difficult this morning.
But as you may have noticed, hour by hour roads started to clear up, making the drive to your next destination - safer.
That's because the snow plows and other road maintenance equipment were out in full force today.
Crews like the Ward County road maintenance are responsible for 700 miles of roads.
300 miles of that is pavement which require standard plows.
The extra 400 miles are gravel requiring blades to remove snow without removing gravel.
cost associated with winter. only so much. average costs this year because of average weather.
Ward County Engineer, Dana Larsen says the roads his crew is responsible for typically take about a day and half to plow county roads.
While today may have a few inches on the ground, Larsen says this year has been fairly tame compared to other years in recent past.
(Dana Larsen, County Engineer, Ward County) "This winter has probably been our more average kind of winter. It's hard to beat last year winter when it's as open as it was. It's been a good winter compared to 2008...9...10... so it's been our standard maintenance."
The Minot area received between three and five inches of snow yesterday and overnight.