February 25, 2018 07:53 AM
A round of snow that made its way into the state Saturday afternoon is expected to taper off early Sunday morning, according to KSTP Meteorologist Nicole Mitchell.
Mitchell said the metro could see between 6 to 8 inches of snow.
As of 10 p.m. Saturday, Bloomington received 4.6 inches, Maple Grove received 5.5 inches, Albertville received 6.8 inches and Oakdale received 3.9 inches, according to Mitchell.
A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service expired at 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
The counties in Minnesota impacted by the warning included Anoka, Benton, Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Le Sueur, McLeod, Meeker, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Steele, Waseca, Washington and Wright counties. The counties impacted in Wisconsin included Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk and St. Croix counties.
State Patrol reported a total of 120 crashes as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday. One of those crashes was reported to be fatal. There was also a total of 178 vehicle spinouts, or vehicles that went off the road.
#MSPNumbers Statewide 2/24/18 12am to 8:30pm: 140 crashes (17 with injury, 0 serious, 1 person fatal crash in Benton County) & 178 Veh spin out/off road. Next update 2/25/18 at 11am. Fatal crash info will be posted at https://t.co/X4QR9ORDqf.— State Patrol PIO (@MSPPIO) February 25, 2018
As of 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a majority of roads statewide were completely covered with snow, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
This second system of snow is expected to be fast and furious—dropping 1-2 inches of snow an hour for 6-8 hours.— MnDOT (@MnDOTnews) February 24, 2018
Our crews will be out and working until roadways are clear. Give plow drivers, like Ron, time and room to do their job. pic.twitter.com/bbuAu7ALNl
MnDOT said via social media that plow crews will be working until roadways are clear. MnDOT asks that drivers give plow operators time and room on the road.
St. Paul said in a release that 70 plows and salters are working on roads throughout the city. Both St. Paul and Minneapolis issued snow emergencies after snowfall on Thursday and Friday. Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Richfield, Robbinsdale and West St. Paul also issued snow emergencies Saturday.
Meanwhile, Metro Transit reported Saturday evening that snow was causing bus delays.
Roughly 35 percent of its buses were delayed, with an average delay of 7 minutes, by 10:40 p.m. Saturday.
Updated: February 25, 2018 07:53 AM
Created: February 24, 2018 02:32 PM
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