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“I’ve been doing this for 32 years now and this is the second-worst storm I’ve seen,” Fischbach said. The first was the 1991 Halloween blizzard.
“It took us two weeks to [get] the compaction off the roads in 1991,” he said. “Now … we did it in a number of days.”
Sue Mulvihill, deputy commissioner of MnDOT, said she isn’t worried about the storm breaking the budget.
She isn’t concerned about salt supplies, either, but there may not be much left by spring.
“We will use what we need to make sure we can take care of this storm,” she said. “Sometimes that means we’ll take money away from other things, like patching or mowing.”
She predicted a “prolific pothole season,” for the state, cities and counties.
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