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Saturday Snow Leads to Traffic Nightmares

Updated: 02/16/2014 11:36 AM
Created: 02/15/2014 12:46 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Sunday will be a mix of clouds and sun with highs in the 20s, according to KSTP.com Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.

The break from the snow, however, will be brief.

Be ready for a mix of snow and freezing drizzle to move into the Twin Cities on Sunday night, Jonathan says. It is expected to linger through the Monday morning rush hour and, along with fog and snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches, could potentially cause one of the worst rush hours of the season.

The little bit of good news is it is expected to warm up Monday afternoon to balmy conditions with highs in the mid 30s, Jonathan says.

These weather conditions come after Saturday's snowfall created tricky driving conditions across the metro.

KSTP.com received multiple reports of cars in the ditch on Interstate 35 heading north near Elko. The Minnesota State Patrol and Scott County Sheriff's Office say both have been responding to several incidents in the area.

Traffic was backed up in the south metro near Burnsville on southbound I-35W at Highway 13. MnDOT is reporting a crash on the main lanes that happened around noon. Two lanes are blocked. No further details were available.

A number of other crashes and spin outs were reported across the Twin Cities. Difficult driving conditions were seen from I-94 to I-394 in Minneapolis.

Slow down and take your time driving.

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Photo: KSTP/File
A semi and a truck collided on Interstate 35 North near Elko Saturday afternoon.
Photo: KSTP/Cassie Hartman

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Few Clouds
79°
80° | 60°
  • Feels like: 79° F
  • Wind: W 6mph
  • Humidity: 34%
  • Thu A few clouds
    82° | 62°
  • Fri A few thunderstorms possible
    80° | 64°
  • Sat Slight chance of a thunderstorm
    84° | 64°
  • Sun Isolated thunderstorms
    77° | 58°

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