Snow to Taper Off Early Sunday, Accumulation Impacts Roads

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

As of 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a majority of roads statewide were completely covered with snow, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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.

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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.

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