MnDOT Working on Road Conditions, More Snow Expected Sunday

April 15, 2018 06:03 PM

KSTP meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas says the snow will continue Sunday, but not as heavy as we have seen this weekend.

TWo to 4 more inches of snow is expected to fall, totaling the snowfall up to 12 to 16 inches at MSP. Most of the metro and southwestern Minnesota remain under a winter weather advisory, and western Wisconsin remains under a winter storm warning, according to the National Weather Service. 

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The counties in Minnesota under the winter weather advisory include Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Washington, and Wright counties. 

The counties in Wisconsin still under a winter storm warning include Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, and St. Croix counties. 

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Yuhas says the snow will taper off to flurries early Monday morning. 

Winds are expected to gust up to 30 mph at times, with the high sitting around 30 degrees. 

As of 7 a.m., the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport had totaled 12.9 inches of snow, according to the NWS. 11.5 inches were reported in Carver, 13.2 inches in St. Paul, and 14 inches in Richfield. 

As of 12:30 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced all no travel advisories have been lifted. 

MnDOT says to expect difficult travel Sunday, as plows are out and making progress on the road conditions. 

State Patrol reported a total of 558 crashes as of 4:30p.m. Sunday. There was also a total of 1058 vehicle spinouts, or vehicles that went off the road. 

A number of metro cities are still under a snow emergency. Those cities include Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Richfield and West St. Paul. 

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. 

 

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