Snow Tapers Off, Multiple Metro Districts Cancel School

April 16, 2018 09:41 AM

After a weekend-long snow event, KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said the snow moved out of the area by early Monday morning. 

Yuhas said that a messy melt is expected Monday.


While the snow may be out of the state by Monday, many will still be impacted.

Multiple schools across the state announced two-hour delays or cancellations for Monday. In the metro, Minneapolis Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools and Anoka-Hennepin Schools canceled classes.

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Yuhas said the snow may impact the Monday morning commute, but most major highways should be clear. 

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The snow also brought down a pair of sports domes. Along with the collapse of the dome at the Vadnais Sports Center Saturday night, officials at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault announced the Dane Family Field House dome at the school had collapsed as well. Snow and ice are believed to be the cause in both cases.

No one was injured in either collapse.

As of 10 p.m. Sunday, a majority of the roads in the metro area were partially covered with snow, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Because of the snow, a large volume of crashes and spinouts were reported statewide. 

State Patrol reported a total of 630 crashes as of 8:45 p.m. Sunday. There was also a total of 1,182 vehicle spinouts, or vehicles that went off the road. 

A number of cities in the area remain under a snow emergency as plows work to clear streets. Those cities include Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Richfield and West St. Paul. 

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After this most recent snowstorm, this April has been the snowiest on record. The snow has accumulated to 22.5 inches of snow this month, and there is still more snow in the forecast. In 1983, it snowed 21.8 inches. Yuhas also added it is the third coldest April on record as well. 

As of Sunday night, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport received 10.2 inches of snow, Fridley received 20 inches of snow and Maple Grove received 22 inches of snow.


Ben Rodgers

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