Even days later, north Minneapolis still working to clear snow from roads

Even days after an historic April snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow across Minnesota, the City of Minneapolis is still struggling to return to some semblance of normal.

North Minneapolis in particular seems to be reeling, with some alleyways still impassable and many smaller cars having trouble driving down side streets. 

The plowing on the north side the last few storms we’ve gotten has been pretty poor, in my opinion," north side resident Kim Rinde said. "Some of the side streets, like 40th and Upton, it felt like I was riding a bucking bronco."

The city's public works department says it's still hard at work clearing streets, and will be responding to complaints throughout the rest of the week.

"Typical snow events can take us multiple days to clear," said Lisa Cerney, the Director of Public Works for the city of Minneapolis. "When it’s heavy and wet, people have to work harder, and equipment has to work harder so it takes a little longer too."

It's a welcome announcement for those still dealing with the storm's aftermath, though residents like Rinde can't help but take it personally. 

"I wish that the city of Minneapolis gave every section of the city the same amount of attention," she said.