Good morning, commuters!
If you can get your car to start, the drive to work should be much easier than it has been. We didn't have any snow overnight so roads are actually in good winter driving condition. But, an arctic air mass has moved in and temperatures are well below zero and falling. That means there could be some isolated slick spots, so be cautious.
Windchills are dangerously low this morning, so bundle up if you are heading to the bus stop. Remember to dress in layers. Metro Transit offers these tips for bus and rail riders:
Snow boots or other winter footwear such as ice grips/cleats are encouraged as train stations, bus boarding areas, and the bus and train floors can become slippery from snow and water. Light-colored or reflective clothing can and clip-on safety flashers can also help operators see and identify customers.
I will be keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning, reporting any delays or issues — and we will need your help.
If you see or hear about any congestion, delays or problems, e-mail drive@startribune or tweet @stribdrive.