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By the numb-ers: This winter in Minnesota

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A person walks on the State Capitol grounds.
A person walked on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul earlier this month.
Evan Frost | MPR News

Here's a look at the impact the cold and snow, especially recent snowfall, has had on the region:

3: Daily snow records set at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in February.

4: Rank of 2019 snowfall (so far) when compared to every February dating back to 1875.

5.3: Inches of new snow measured at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport as of noon on Tuesday.

7: Rail breaks on Metro Transit's Blue and Green lines. There are usually one or two per winter.

8: Days with a temperature never rising above zero in Grand Forks, N.D., — the 13th longest such stretch on record, which ended Monday.

10: Minnesota State Patrol squads struck and damaged this month.

22: Inches of snow in Duluth in the last eight days — the annual average is 86 inches.

43: Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows struck and damaged on state roads this winter.

70: Plows St. Paul deploys per shift during snow operations.

181: Crashes reported to the Minnesota State Patrol from 10:30 p.m. Monday to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

216: Plows and trucks out on the streets of Minneapolis since Saturday night.

1,800: Lane miles of streets St. Paul plows have to clear during a snow emergency.

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Plows cleared University Avenue in St. Paul in December 2009.
Jeffrey Thompson | MPR News 2009

2,598: Cars towed to impound lots in Minneapolis and St. Paul since the end of January.

3,200: Lane miles of streets Minneapolis plows have to clear over a three-day snow emergency.

5,038: Snow emergency tickets written in St. Paul in the last two snow emergencies.

11,161: Snow emergency tickets written in Minneapolis in the last two snow emergencies.

20,377: Calls to the Minnesota State Patrol this past week, ending Sunday night.

$54.8 million: What the Minnesota Department of Transportation has spent so far on winter road maintenance — $62.2 million was spent by the same time last year.