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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — You’ll want to give yourself some extra time on your way into work Monday morning.

The plows haven’t been able to clear all the snow that fell Sunday. And the biggest reason for the delays? A coating of ice beneath that new layer of snow.

A traffic management camera on 694 showed an early morning crash that had been blocking the left lane.

Since midnight, the State Patrol has reported 417 accidents, with 52 reporting injuries though none serious or fatal. That includes 336 spin outs or vehicles off the road statewide.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation plows have been out in full force, working to clear as many roads as possible. Unfortunately, the salt solution they’re spreading won’t work so well with the extreme cold temperatures.

As of 8:15 p.m., Metro Transit said 50 percent of its buses are on time. The average delay is seven minutes.

The Northstar and Blue Line trains are on time.

They encourage all transit riders to take an earlier trip for Monday.

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