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Fog reduces visibility in the metro

March 14, 2019 06:36 AM

Thick fog has limited visibility in the metro area Thursday morning.

A dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday for dozens of Minnesota counties.

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The National Weather Service, which issued the advisory, reported visibility was reduced to a quarter mile or less. Additionally, travel was expected to be difficult, according to the NWS, due to slippery roads and dense fog.

Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said the fog is expected to thin out later Thursday and more rain is expected. Barlow added some snow is possible Thursday night.

Meanwhile, Meteorologist Sam Ryan, filling in for Traffic Reporter Josie Smith, advised drivers to watch their speed and leave plenty of distance between vehicles.

Ryan said there were slowdowns throughout the metro, including along Highway 10 approaching Interstate 35W and eastbound Interstate 94.

Meanwhile, Ryan said the 82nd Street ramp onto southbound I-35W was closed Thursday morning due to standing water on the road.

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