Light Snow Storm Causes 400 Crashes On Minnesota RoadsWCCO-TV Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says the light snow storm that kicked off Wednesday afternoon will be gone by Thursday morning’s commute. But despite low snow totals, the system wreaked havoc on Minnesota roads.
Ahead Of More Snow, MnDOT Outlines Pre-Treating ProtocolThe Minnesota Department of Transportation can't change people's driving habits, but they do have a special system in place to help ensure your car doesn't end up in the ditch. “We have several bridges in the metro area that have anti-icing systems on them,” said MnDOT Communications Director Kevin Gutknecht. One of those bridges is Interstate 35-E over the Mississippi River. A system detects the weather and sprays out a chemical to stop the formation of ice.
Light Snow Storm To Hit Minnesota WednesdayThe cold temperatures will soon come to an end, but not before we get hit with some snow. Snow and mixed precipitation in the Dakota is heading east Tuesday night, and Minnesota will likely have a Winter Weather Advisory Wednesday due to this system. Light snow should reach the Twin Cities by lunchtime, making Wednesday evening’s commute an extra slow one.
Labor Shortage Hits Auto Body And Service ShopsWith our winter storm knocking at the doorstep, auto body shops are bracing for a rush in business. Slippery roads will certainly send them a flurry of fender benders needing repair. But the tight labor market has many shops struggling to find enough qualified technicians, and that can mean some long waits.
Natural Gas Prices Spike As Early Cold Settles InThe cost to heat most homes in Minnesota and Wisconsin may go up this winter. Natural gas prices jumped to their highest in four years Wednesday. Low supply and a frigid forecast may be to blame.
More Than 615K Absentee, Mail-In Ballots Received In MNMinneapolis estimates nearly 70,000 voters have cast their ballots as of noon, and more than 51,000 Minneapolis voters cast early ballots.
Duluth Cleaning Up From Damaging Lake Superior Nor'easterCrews and homeowners are mopping up from a destructive October storm along the North Shore. Enormous waves from Lake Superior came roaring ashore Wednesday, damaging the lakewalk and flooding streets in Duluth.
Waves Lash Duluth's Waterfront As Storm Howls Over Lake SuperiorLake Superior is raging Wednesday as a storm system whips up waves up to 20-feet-tall, leading to street flooding on Duluth’s waterfront.
Forecast: Metro Area May See Snow Flakes Wednesday EveningSnow will be sticking around in northern Minnesota, but it’s also expected to make its way further south Wednesday.
Flood Watch Issued Ahead Of Wet, Soggy Workweek The wet, soggy forecast for the start of workweek is prompting weather officials to issue a flood watch for much of Minnesota.
Minnesota Under Freeze WarningMost of Minnesota is under a freeze warning Friday night, including Hennepin and Ramsey counties.
NWS: 15 Tornadoes Hit Minnesota On Sept. 20The National Weather Service says there were a record number of September tornadoes that struck southern Minnesota last Thursday.