Spring Storm Drops Massive Snowflakes, Less Than Inch in Twin Cities

Updated: 03/27/2014 10:01 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Crash in Melrose
Crash in Melrose
Photo: Photo: Minn. State Patrol

More snow fell in parts of Minnesota on Thursday.

The rain turned into big flakes in the Twin Cities around 4 p.m. and started to fizzle out around 7 p.m., turning into light flurries. Accumulations were less than an inch on the metro.

Though a lot of the snow melted right when it hit the ground, the puddles that it created are going to refreeze overnight. That could create slick sidewalks, driveways and roads.

A winter weather advisory for the northern suburbs, northern Minnesota and to the west of the Twin Cities was set to expire at 10 p.m. Thursday.

As of 5 p.m. Dave says 11 inches of snow has fallen in Carlton, with 8 inches in Duluth, 3.6 inches in Long Prairie, 3 inches in Little Falls and half an inch at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The state patrol tweeted a photo of a crash in Melrose on Thursday afternoon. A vehicle towing snowmobiles went off the roadway. At this point, it's unclear if the crash was weather related.

Meanwhile, nearly 3,000 Xcel Energy customers are left without power in Hudson, Wisconsin. The cause of the outage has not been released.

After the messy Thursday, we will see the warmest weekend of the year; Friday will be cool, but the warming begins Saturday.

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