NW Minot Street Disappears In Snow Drifts

By Tim Olson | tolson@kxnet.com

Published 12/09 2016 12:48PM

Updated 12/09 2016 12:48PM

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The vast majority of Minot has been successfully dug out after this week's blizzard.

But one part of town is still giving city crews trouble.

A few blocks of 19th Avenue NW have all but vanished in several feet of snow.

City officials say abandoned vehicles became trapped there, and street crews were unable to keep up with drifting snow during the storm.

Since then, a small corridor has been carved out for traffic on Sunset Boulevard, which crosses 19th.

And this afternoon, a snow plow got to work on the rest of that job - starting with digging out this driveway.

The operator of that plow says he thinks it'll take more than eight hours of work just to open that section of 19th Avenue back up to traffic.

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