Public Works

Broken Water Main Floods Moorhead Store Overnight

It took public works crews about 90 minutes to find the shut-off and stop the water break.

MOORHEAD, MN– A broken water main resulted in a big mess at the CVS Pharmacy on 30th Avenue South in Moorhead. Police Sgt. Scott Kostohryz says officers responded to motion alarms at the store around 1:30 a.m. Friday and discovered water flowing inside the store from a broken water main. Kostohryz says it was like a waterfall coming out once…

Moorhead Public Works Has All Crews Out Clearing Streets After Storm

Some crew members have been working seventy to ninety hours a week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Public Works has all their crews out clearing the streets after yet another storm. The department says they’ve plowed all primary streets and are working on residential neighborhoods. Some have been working seventy to ninety hours a week. Within the past few weeks, the department has been working on everything from potholes to snow to sandbagging. “This…

People with Disabilities Want Residents, Businesses to Clear Icy Sidewalks

One group calls on residents and businesses to diligently remove snow from public surfaces

FARGO, N.D. — People with disabilities across the metro are having a tougher time getting from place to place in the winter. For Carey McWilliams, walking down the street during the winter could be a challenge. “Snow is kind of the blind person’s fog, it gets rid of any lines to the ground you might have that you can navigate from….

Fargo Public Works Clears Neighborhoods, Hauls Snow to Dump Sites

They say they have about 160 cul-de-sacs to get to

FARGO, N.D. — After the blizzard last week and another storm Monday, there’s still lots of cleanup for the Public Works department to do around the city. Truckload after truckload of snow has been going into dump sites around the city. Public Works says they’ve been focusing on hauling snow out of cul–de–sacs– and there are about 160 of them they…

Moorhead Public Works Has All Crews Out Clearing Streets

Major roads are plowed first, then residential neighborhoods

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead has all of their crews out clearing the streets. The Public Works Department says they’ve had crews out since 2 a.m. Major roads are plowed first and then residential neighborhoods. They say they’ve had a steady amount of equipment and drivers over the past few years. When working across state lines, whoever gets to…

Fargo Public Works Reminds Drivers of Seasonal Parking Restrictions

The restrictions run from Nov. 1 to April 15

FARGO, N.D. — With the snow comes more parking restrictions, and the Fargo Public Works Department wants to remind the public to follow all signage. Parking restrictions started on Nov. 1 and go until April 15. “At the end of the day it’s about safe driving conditions. It’s not about trying to be spiteful. There’s a reason behind all of them,” Lee…

Fargo Public Works Tackles Pothole Issue

The filling the city uses during the winter is only a temporary fix

FARGO, N.D. — Potholes are an increasingly common sight throughout the city and Fargo Public Works is doing as much as they can to address it. With cold nights and warmer temperatures during the day, more potholes are forming during this time of year. Because of the snow on the ground, any road filling dumped in now, may still come out….

Fargo Public Works Clears the Streets

Plows in Fargo are out in full force as two major snow events hit the area

While most people had their driveways to shovel before leaving the house, road crews had countless routes to clear and are expecting to plow many more. Fargo Public Works says the amount of snow Fargo got is a little more than what they’re used to. But the type of snow is actually easier to clean up. It’s powdery and soft….

24 Hours After Snowfall…Clean Your Sidewalks

With all the winter weather the past few weeks it's important to remember to clear the walkways

FARGO, N.D. After this weekend’s winter storm, sidewalks are covered in ice and if you’re a homeowner, you could be responsible. In Fargo, it is left to homeowners to clear their sidewalks. You have until 24 hours after a snowfall to clean the sidewalk. Failure to do so could end in a warning or a minimum $75 fine. Snow must…