A winter with four major storms has forced many people to deal with some big piles of snow.
For the City of Minot, it has meant piling snow that’s removed from various places in two spots – the most noticeable being just south of the airport in the parking lot of a city softball complex.
It almost acquired the look of a mountain – call it “Mount Minot,” and now it’s slowly disappearing.
“Hopefully we’ve seen the end of snow and hopefully this can start to dissipate sooner rather than later.” said Derek Hackett.
It isn’t unusual for the city to pile snow in this parking lot. But they never expected it to become Mount Minot.
“Kind of leave it up to mother nature at this point. There’s not a whole lot we can do. This was our plan for all the snow we received in December. This is where we put it. We have two dump sites in town. This one is obviously the most prominent. We just kind of wait this out – let mother nature take her course. This isn’t the first time we’ve had snow piled up on this parking lot. I don’t remember when it was this big. But it’s not a first time occasion. As far as a backup plan – not really – there’s nowhere else to move this snow.” said Hackett.
“Mount Minot” is on a hill where the melting snow runs off into the city’s storm sewer system – meaning it shouldn’t cause any flooding problems in area neighborhoods.