Being hit with back-to-back winter storms, Minnesota had a record-breaking amount of accumulated snow, making it the snowiest February the state has seen. Across the state, cities saw 5 to 9 inches of accumulated snow from the latest winter storm, adding to the snowiest February record. The Twin Cities alone saw 31.5 inches of snow. This broke a record held for 57 years by snowfall in 1962 for the metro area.
Minnesotans are usually able to brave snowy conditions. However, a post made by Kelsey Saladin, Rachel Hoverstad and Hanwen Wong has gone viral for the opposite reason.
A Facebook post has garnered a staggering 6.5 million views as of Feb. 25 of vehicles stuck in a Rochester apartment complex parking lot, trying to get out of the snowed-over lot. The video is accompanied by music and text where the posters show vehicles coming in and out of the lot, getting stuck and people trying to dig out their cars.
Near the end of the video, two plows come to help clear the lot, but both end up getting stuck and having to be pulled out by trucks. The post in just 18 hours has more than 100,000 shares and 17,000 comments.