Parts of Twin Cities Digging Out from 10 Inches of Snow

Updated: 04/04/2014 2:11 PM By: Jennie Olson

Spring Minnesota Style! A picture from Shoreview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Spring Minnesota Style! A picture from Shoreview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Photo: Photo: Courtesy of Garret Gumtow

More plowing and shoveling was in store for residents in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The snow that began overnight on Thursday continued to fall through mid-morning Friday before slowly tapering off to just light snow.

Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow said accumulations by noon ran anywhere from 5 to 10 inches for most of the Twin Cities.

A few spots to the north of the Twin Cities metro measured up to a foot of new snow before it was expected to end late Friday afternoon. At the same time, areas just east and southeast of the Twin Cities saw only 3-6 inches, Ken says.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said they had a full crew out clearing the roads through the Friday morning commute.

The snow made travel tricky across the Twin Cities metro. A number of crashes and spinouts were reported across the metro Thursday night and Friday morning.

Some schools opted to take the day off, including Annandale, Forest Lake and Maple Lake. Many others had a delayed start because of the difficult driving conditions.

Xcel energy said they had extra crews out because the heavy snow could knock down power lines. Xcel said if you lose power and you use an alternative heating source, make sure your home is well-ventilated and your heating source is far away from anything flammable.

The cities of Crystal and Bloomington issued snow emergencies, and St. Louis Park enacted winter parking ban rules.

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