Snow Slows AM Commute, More Possible On Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Commuters in the Twin Cities were once again familiarized with the art of driving on freshly fallen snow, as a few light flakes coated parts of the metro area.

Tuesday morning’s commute was a little slower than usual for many, as slick conditions brought motorists down to a crawl in some spots.

Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed a number of crashes in spots. WCCO traffic reporter Natalie Kane said she saw at least three crashes on the Interstate 94 curve going into the Lowry Hill Tunnel alone.

Entrance and exit ramps, as well as shoulders and bridge decks were all affected by the overnight snow cover. However, the State Patrol was reporting no major injury accidents early Tuesday morning.

The snow had mostly trailed off in the Twin Cities by mid-morning, but there may be more snow coming later this week, according to WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak.

Another storm system should move in on Wednesday. Snow is expected to fall more heavily in the northern part of the state, but a line may move in bringing another coating during the Wednesday afternoon and evening commute.

The system is not expected to bring much in the way of shovelable snow, but the timing should make for another trying commute.

  • Don_J

    “Commuters in the Twin Cities were once again familiarized with the art of driving on freshly fallen snow…”

    Yeah… too bad they’re not familiar with the simple process of taking off the hoodie and iPod headsets and turning on the DEFROSTER and cleaning the snow off of their cars and trucks.!

  • X-Puffer

    Oh my Lord..It may snow!

    • Don_J


  • dontwory22

    WOW i use to trust WCCO but every since Don Shelby leaving it seems the JUST gave up on real new events DON please come back…

  • Rufus Larkin

    This is going to be crop famines.

  • BKinMN

    Anything to try and make news, out of nothing. According to the NWS, there’s no snow in the forecast, until late Thursday night, into Friday morning…….and that’s hit or miss. It will change a dozen times before anything happens. Better to throw darts at a “weather conditions” dartboard, or just look out your window. All this technology at our fingertips, and it’s no better than it was 10 years ago.

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