The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Tuesday posted a hypnotic video on Facebook of supersize snowblowers mowing down enormous drifts on Interstate 35 after last weekend’s blizzard.
The video, which had already racked up 80,000 views by 8 p.m., was shot near the southeastern Minnesota town of Ellendale, where nearly a foot of snow fell over the weekend.
After being closed to traffic between Owatonna and the Iowa border on Sunday and Monday, I-35 reopened Tuesday morning. MnDOT’s Facebook post said snowdrifts were between 5 and 14 feet high in some places.
In addition to MnDOT’s plow crews in southeastern Minnesota, equipment and personnel from the Twin Cities were brought in to aid the cleanup efforts.
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