Heavy snow, sleet and gusty winds are testing the patience of morning commuters in the Twin Cities as residents to the south are dealing with the after-effects of an ice storm that knocked out power to thousands.
Ice storm damage in southwestern Minnesota has led to the closure of the campground at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne through April 21.
This fresh dose of winter has caused Metro Transit’s light rail line to halt Thursday morning, as ice on the power lines forced them to shut down the entire line, from Mall of America to Target Field.
Treacherous driving conditions have led scores of schools and school districts to cancel classes for the day across the southern half of Minnesota.
The spring snowstorm has led to the cancellation of more than 100 flights and numerous delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The administrator of a small southwestern Minnesota community says a damaging ice storm has changed the city scape forever.
A combination of freezing rain and wet, heavy snow brought down trees and power lines in Worthington on Wednesday, leaving much of the Southwest Minnesota town without electricity or heat.
A wintry mix of rain, ice and snow in Wisconsin is making travel difficult and has put tens of thousands without power.
Winter-weary southern Minnesota woke up to an inch or two of slushy snow as a preview to a heavier spring snowfall forecast to begin Wednesday night.
Schools are closing in southwestern Minnesota as a spring storm moves into the region. KMHL radio says Marshall Public Schools are among those dismissing early as travel conditions deteriorate.
Many rural Minnesota school districts were forced to cancel several days of classes because of the tough winter. Now administrators are worried those closures will come back to haunt them as they prepare for this spring’s round of high-stakes achievement tests.
Here in the Twin Cities we average 2.4 inches of snow in the month of April. Much of it melts on contact with the warmer ground, and even if it does accumulate it doesn’t last for long.
From the sweaters, parkas and blankets brought by fans to Target Field, it’s clear that the Twins don’t play indoors anymore.
Yes, it feels like winter today. But if you need more proof that spring is coming, consider this — April 1 is the last day for declaring snow emergencies in Minneapolis.
The calendar officially switches over to spring on Wednesday, but the temperatures outside tell a very different tale.
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