Snow strands iconic Wienermobile in Duluth parking lot


The Wienermobile is stuck in Duluth.

Yes, the famous, giant hot dog on wheels is stranded in the northland.

The iconic vehicle, Northland's News Center reports, was supposed to be in Moose Lake Friday as part of a tour across the country. But the wintry spring storm that dropped nearly a foot of snow in the City on the Hill was too much for the Wienermobile to overcome.

As of Friday night, it was sitting in a parking lot at a Canal Park hotel.

"We joked about how Duluth is having a great winter this spring, the storm was crazy, we're trying to roll with the punches," Oscar Mayer worker Hannah Carlson said, according to Northland's News Center.

Carlson also said she hopes people "catch up" with them Saturday, when it's expected to be warmer. The 27-foot-long vehicle will be at Super One Foods in West Duluth from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

WDIO says the Wienermobile will be at the Cloquet Wal-Mart Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and the Moose Lake stop is rescheduled for Monday at Marketplace Foods, from noon to 5 p.m.

The Wienermobile in Duluth is one of six that travel around the country.

FOX 21 did a story on the Wienermobile drivers and reps. The station interviewed Carlson, who said the yearlong trip means she's "completely uprooted."

"And sometimes of course it is hard being away from friends and family, but you know at the opposite end of that you're seeing so many different places," she said to the station. "Meeting so many new friends and really creating these lifelong friendships that you're going to have forever."

You can view all of the Hotdoggers here.

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