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As road conditions improve, MnDOT looks ahead to snow in forecast

Updated: December 28, 2019 10:28 PM

After a dangerous morning on highways and roads across the Twin Cities metro, crews with Minnesota's Department of Transportation are gearing up again for incoming weather set to hit the area Sunday night into Monday.

"Timing could be an issue with Monday morning just because it looks like the snow could impact the morning commute," said Anne Meyer, a MnDOT spokeswoman.

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Meyer said the freezing rain that caused hundreds of crashes and spinouts on metro-area roads created a "unique" situation for crews after the ice started to melt.

"There's not a lot we can do for certain situations," she said. "Now that it's wet, any material we put down is washing away."

MnDOT issued a no travel advisory for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area Saturday morning, a rare move that hasn't happened since 2010.

Metro Transit also suspended bus services for the first time in eight years.

Just before 1 p.m. the advisory was lifted and buses began running again.

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