Snowfall tapers off Monday morning, traffic delayed

January 28, 2019 10:37 AM

It was a slow, slippery commute in the metro area Monday.

Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said snowfall began tapering off Monday morning.


There were 3.2 inches of snow reported at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport early Monday. According to the National Weather Service, Hastings received 6 inches of snow. Woodbury and Lakeville received 5.4 inches and 5.3 inches, respectively. Burnsville, Rosemount, Victoria, Prior Lake and Robbinsdale each received 5 inches.

A winter storm warning, a wind chill warning and a wind chill advisory remained in effect Monday for several Minnesota and western Wisconsin counties.

A number of cities in Minnesota were issuing snow emergency alerts.

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Meanwhile, Meteorologist Sam Ryan, filling in for KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith, reported a number of spinouts on metro area roads Monday morning.

Ryan said ramps were especially tricky for drivers to navigate, given the recent nowfall. Ryan advised drivers to watch their speeds, especially on ramps and turns Monday.

Additionally, plows out clearing roads were also causing some delays.

At 9 a.m., Metro Transit reported about 34 percent of its buses were delayed an average of six minutes.

Looking ahead, Barlow said after the winter storm advisories expire, brutal cold will sweep through the state starting overnight Monday and lasting until Thursday morning.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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