ST. PAUL, Minn. -- More than three days after the snow started falling in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the roads remain a bit rough. But city officials insist they're making progress, compliments of Mother Nature.
"I can assure you that us and all the public works agencies around the metro are putting forward a heroic effort to get things back to normal as quickly as they can," said St. Paul city engineer John Maczko.
Maczko said all along crews needed a break from Mother Nature. They finally got that break on Wednesday in the form of sunny skies and warmer temperatures.
"Frankly, Mother Nature is cooperating," Maczko said. "And I think you can see, looking at the streets, that the last couple of days of putting the salt-chemical down are working."
A spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Transportation also reported that all metro-area roads are in "excellent" condition as of late afternoon Wednesday. MnDOT spokesperson Kent Barnard noted that only city and county streets continue to have some snow-related issues.
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