Photos: May winter storm dumps record snow on SE Minn.

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1 A rare May snow storm left the landscape blanketed near Woodbury, Minn. Thursday, May 2, 2013. 
2 The plows were out early Thursday morning, May 2, 2013 in Rochester, Minn., after an unusual May snow storm dumped between 6 inches and more than a foot of snow across portions of 
3 Although snow skipped St. Paul, its southern suburbs were hit with several inches. Here's what the snow looked like near East Ridge High School. 
4 MPR News audience member Bob Gibson sent us this photo. He's said he was sitting on Highway 51 near Zumbrota for three hours Thursday morning, May 2, 2013 in a traffic jam after an unusual spring snowstorm struck the region. 
5 Austin police Sgt. Joe Milli clears heavy snow off his police cruiser Thursday morning, May 2, 2013 behind the Law Enforcement Center in Austin, Minn. 
6 A residential street in Rochester on Thursday, May 2, 2013. 
7 Trees are covered with snow Thursday, May 2, 2013, after a rare May snow dropped nearly 16 inches of snow in Owatonna, Minn. Owatonna was one of dozens of school districts in Minnesota and Wisconsin that canceled classes. 
8 A tree downed by heavy snow rests atop a care Thursday, May 2, 2013, after a rare May snow dropped nearly 16 inches of snow in Owatonna, Minn. 
9 Tarrance Harms pushes on his snow-blower as it struggles to clear the heavy snow off his northeast Rochester, Minn. sidewalk Thursday, May 2, 2013. 
10 Ken Harrison of Rochester, Minn. tries to help a woman stuck on 7th Avenue SE in Rochester Thursday May 2, 2013. Harrison had to move his car but quickly re-parked it out of the way when he realized how bad the roads were. 
11 A fallen tree branch completely blocks 10th Street SE in Rochester, Minn. narrowly missing a parked car Thursday May 2, 2013. 
12 Mike Gregg trudges through the snow Thursday morning in Austin, Minn., to walk his dog Jake.