6″ of snow reported in parts of Minnesota, State Patrol responds to dozens of crashes overnight

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Overnight snowfall is creating tricky travel conditions Thursday.

Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories began late Wednesday, with some areas seeing one to two inches of snowfall per hour at times. A full list of current advisories can be found by CLICKING HERE.

The snow started to fall Wednesday night and will continue throughout the morning hours in most areas. Although areas north of the metro region will see around an inch of snowfall, the heavier snowfall will be over southern Minnesota and Iowa, with the metro seeing anywhere from 2-6″ of snow, depending on where you live.

You can check out the latest forecast in the video below, or by CLICKING HERE.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas says the latest snowfall has put the Twin Cities at more than 50″ of snow, double the average amount received by this date.

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As of 8 a.m., some parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin had reported half a foot of snow, with more expected to fall throughout the day. Here are the latest snowfall amounts, with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow adding the heaviest snow has fallen to the south and southeast of the metro:

  • Mindoro, WI: 6″
  • Dodge Center, MN: 6:
  • Utica, MN: 6″
  • Bethany, MN: 6″
  • Goodview, MN: 6″
  • Trempealau, WI: 6″
  • Mound Prairie, MN: 5.9″Zombro Falls, MN: 5.7″
  • Tomah, WI: 5.5″
  • Theilman, MN: 5.5″
  • Dennison, MN: 4.9″
  • Northfield, MN: 4.5″
  • Sarona, WI: 4″
  • Elko New Market, MN: 4″
  • Bayport, MN: 4″
  • Chanhassen, MN: 2.5″
  • Edina, MN: 2.1″
  • MSP Airport: 2″
  • Stillwater, MN: 2″
  • Forest Lake, MN: 2″
  • Watertown, MN: 2″
  • North Branch, MN: 1.8″
  • Cedar Mills, MN: 0.4″
  • St. Cloud, MN Airport: 0.3″
  • Long Prairie, MN: 0.1″

Roads across the metro are either completely or partially covered with snow. As of 6:30 a.m., multiple crashes were being reported across the metro area.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 54 crashes reported from 9:30 p.m. Wednesday – 7:30 a.m. Thursday, with five of those involving injuries. There were an additional 95 vehicle spinouts, and one jackknifed semi. During the morning hours Thursday, the agency reports there were 62 crashes statewide, with five of them involving injuries between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. There were an additional 103 vehicle spinouts and four jackknifed semis.

Make sure to follow KSTP Traffic reporter Hanna Conway on Twitter by CLICKING HERE. An interactive traffic conditions map can be found below, or by CLICKING HERE.

At 8 a.m., 30% of Metro Transit buses were delayed by about 4-5 minutes, up from 25% at 6:30 a.m. In addition, routes 25 and 323 are on a snow reroute. The light rail wasn’t experiencing any kind of weather-related delays early Thursday morning.

Due to the weather and road conditions, dozens of school districts are modifying hours. CLICK HERE for a continuously updated list.

In addition, multiple communities have issued snow emergencies, although Minneapolis has not as of this publishing. St. Paul, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Hastings and Hudson are among the communities who have – CLICK HERE for a full list. Make sure to look up your area’s parking requirements, as they differ in each city.

The City of St. Paul had been planning to clear north-south residential streets Thursday, but now that’s not going to happen. A total of 46 plows were out Wednesday on east-west residential streets clearing snow that built up from previous storms.

However, due to the fresh snowfall, work on the north-south side streets won’t happen Thursday or Friday so crews can focus on main and arterial streets instead.

RELATED: St. Paul cancels planned residential plowing for Thursday, Friday due to forecasted snowstorm

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will continue to track the snow on-air, but you can also download the KSTP mobile app, which delivers weather alerts, has a map of road conditions, and a radar. CLICK HERE for a link to download it for free in your app store.

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