A band of heavy snow continues to fall across much of southern Minnesota, snarling traffic and leading the cities of St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Mankato to declare snow emergencies.
The National Weather Service has predicted snowfall totals between 5 to 8 inches of snow in southern and central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities. The snow is expected to taper off by about 9 p.m.
Much of southern and central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin is under a winter storm warning.
Heavy snow and reduced visibility led Minnesota's Department of Transportation to advise against unnecessary travel in Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Marin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan counties.
In West Central Minnesota, MnDOT advises motorists to use extreme caution Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Wilkin, Grant, Douglas, Traverse, Stevens, Pope, Swift, and Big Stone counties.
Snow emergency parking restrictions in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Mankato will begin at 9 p.m. Monday.
Minneapolis had implemented winter parking restrictions earlier this month, after a blizzard dumped over a foot of snow onto city streets. During the snow emergency, the city will suspend those restrictions. See the city's website for detailed parking information.
See current road conditions at MnDOT's website or call 511.