Motorists venturing out onto snowy highways can now get a close-up look at the conditions they might encounter thanks to "plow cams" that the Minnesota Department of Transportation has mounted on some of its snowplows.
A road construction project to improve Highway 24 between Clearwater and Clear Lake is scheduled for 2018. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding an open house Tuesday to provide residents and business owners a look at the design plans.
St. Cloud got just seven-tenths of an inch of snow overnight, but that has caused problems on the roads for some morning commuters. Meanwhile, MnDOT spokesman J.P. Gillach says the snowplows will be out all day trying to get a jump on the upcoming snowstorm.
Some Avon residents are elated to find out they're finally getting a noise barrier along Interstate 94. City Administrator Jodi Austing-Traut says it's a project they've been asking for since the early 1990's.