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Layer of snow blankets the south metro

Updated: November 06, 2019 11:28 AM

Residents south of the Twin Cities experienced a layer of snow Wednesday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, parts of the state south of the metro saw between two and four inches of snow by 8 a.m.

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Parts of southern Minnesota saw even more snow, with some areas reporting five inches or more, according to the NWS.

The flurries Wednesday affected the morning drive for many Minnesotans.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, from 5-11 a.m. Wednesday, there were 180 crashes and 113 spinouts statewide. Sixteen of the crashes caused injuries, the state patrol reported.

KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said snow and slick conditions were affecting drivers throughout the south metro.

As of 8 a.m., Metro Transit reported 40% of its buses were delayed. No delays were reported on the light rail.

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Meanwhile, Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said snow was expected to fall for a few hours Wednesday morning, mainly south of the Twin Cities. He added a winter weather advisory is in effect for parts of the far south metro until 9 a.m.

The metro area was expected to see a dusting of snow with a short period of light snow falling Wednesday morning. Otherwise, Barlow said the day would be mostly cloudy and cold.

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