Photos: Snowstorm blankets Minnesota ahead of deep freeze

Ice crystals collect on Herlbelto Rosendo's face as he snowblows.
Ice crystals collect on Herlbelto Rosendo's face as he snowblows sidewalks in St. Paul on Monday.
Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News

Minnesotans woke up to a fresh coat of snow Monday morning following an overnight winter storm that dumped as much as 9 inches of the fluffy white stuff in parts of the state.

In the Twin Cities, snowfall totals ranged from about 2.5 to 5 inches.

Several school districts called off classes, including Minneapolis, St. Paul and Anoka-Hennepin, while others delayed the start of school by at least two hours.

Classes could be canceled again later this week, when a second round of dangerous cold rolls in. Last week's deep freeze led to the cancellation of several events, including the St. Paul Winter Carnival's Moon Glow parade on opening night.

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