ROCHESTER, Minn.- ROCHESTER, Minn.- Often times when you think about keeping pavement clear of snow and ice, you think of the DOT or maybe even your city. But what about those who keep the slick airport runways safe?
The workers out on the runway must constantly communicate with one another, their supervisor and the tower.
The tower communicates to the supervisor about airplane landing times, and departures. Then, the supervisor communicates that to his crews out doing the plowing, blowing, and de-icing. He lets them know how much time is left before a plane will take over the pavement.
The crews come in early and leave late during severe weather events but say it’s all worth it for the safety of both the passengers, and those on the ground.
- Keeping the runways ice and snow free
- Keeping Rochester city roads clear of ice and snow
- Clear Lake officially ice free
- Runways at MSP International Airport temporarily closed
- Ice and snow create dangerous driving conditions
- Salt is for the roads, not for the runway
- Keeping Children Safe in the Snow
- StormTeam 3: Wintry mix with snow and ice possible
- Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest
- Weekend ice and snow storms impact local stores ice melt and rock salt supply