An early morning blast of snow hit the Duluth area Wednesday, creating treacherous road conditions.
Up to two-and-a-half inches of snow fell overnight in the Twin Ports area.
"And up the North Shore we're expecting another 1 to 3 inches of snow, and the roads this morning were very slick and hazardous, it was very nasty up here," said Mike Stewart, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
Ice prevented several city buses from making it up hills in Duluth Wednesday morning, and police closed off some icy hillside roads near the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Precipitation turned from snow to rain in Duluth with temperatures above freezing. Colder temperatures return tomorrow, but no rain or snow is forecast until this coming weekend.
"When the snow fell, it froze a little bit on the roads, and that's what caused some of the slick conditions, also it was a very wet snow, so it kind of makes the roads, well, we call greasy, just kind of slick," Stewart said.
Another one to three inches of snow are possible along the North Shore today, Stewart said. No more precipitation is forecast in the Duluth area until this weekend.
Editor: A previous version of this story reported that ice caused a city bus to slide off the road. The current version is corrected.