Burst of Snow Makes for Slippery Roads in Parts of MN


A burst of snow made roads slippery in southern Minnesota on Sunday.

The storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest.

The National Weather Service reports 16 inches of snow fell on Estelline, in eastern South Dakota, as of Sunday morning while Lake Crystal, in southern Minnesota, reported 15.5 inches.

More than 12 inches of snow fell on De Smet, South Dakota, and on St. James, Minnesota.

Nine inches reported in New Ulm, just under 5 inches in Glencoe. 4.7 inches at KDUZ/KARP/KGLB in Hutchinson.

The snowfall made for tough travel in the early morning hours on Sunday.

Between 6am and 4:30pm, the Minnesota State Patrol reports there were 133 crashes statewide, including 11 with reported injuries. There were also 136 vehicle spinouts and one report of a jackknifed semi.

While travel conditions were tough early on, by mid-afternoon the sun was out and major roads were mostly driveable.


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