PHOTOS: MSP receives nearly 7″ of snow on Valentine’s Day

Twin Cities get first big snowfall of season

Twin Cities get first big snowfall of season

Snow lovers in the Twin Cities area received some Valentine’s Day love from Mother Nature on Wednesday as more than half a foot fell in parts of the metro area.

The snow caused multiple school districts in the state to delay the start of classes by two hours on Thursday morning. CLICK HERE for a list of delays and cancellations.

While the National Weather Service says Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport saw 6.9 inches of snowfall, other cities saw at least seven inches of fresh powder.

The National Weather Service said as of 12 a.m. Thursday, the following cities had received at least seven inches of snow:

  • Victoria: 7.2″
  • Shakopee: 7.2″
  • Chanhassen NWS: 7″
  • Plato: 7″
  • Norwood Young America: 7″

A full list of snowfall totals can be found by CLICKING HERE.

The Minnesota State Patrol says from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. Thursday, troopers responded to 471 crashes statewide, with 32 involving injuries. Of those, two were listed as being serious injuries or fatal. There were another 381 vehicle spinouts and 14 semis that jackknifed.

An interactive traffic map with current conditions can be found below, and a video showing traffic conditions during Monday’s morning rush can be found at the bottom of this article.

The snow ended around midnight Thursday, allowing plow drivers to start clearing the roads. However, slippery conditions on all roads, ramps and overpasses are expected Thursday morning due to temperatures being below freezing.

CLICK HERE to see the latest forecast from Minnesota’s Weather Authority. A gallery of viewer submitted photos can be found below.