Wintry mix leaves glaze of ice on Twin Cities streets, freeways

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A glaze of ice coats a vehicle
A glaze of ice coats a vehicle in South St. Paul, Minn., on Sunday morning.
Andrew Krueger | MPR News

A wintry mix of precipitation left a glaze of ice on some Twin Cities roads and highways Sunday morning, leading to a flurry of crashes and spinouts.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported more than two dozens crashes and spinouts in the metro area as of 8:25 a.m. Sunday.

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A Minnesota Department of Transportation map showing crashes
A Minnesota Department of Transportation map showing crashes and spinouts on Twin Cities freeways as of 8:25 a.m. Sunday.
Minnesota Department of Transportation

The band of precipitation — light snow, sleet and freezing rain — had largely moved out of the Twin Cities by 8 a.m. But with temperatures hovering just below freezing, the thin coating of ice was continuing to cause problems.

Temperatures are forecast to warm into the mid- to upper 30s later Sunday morning.

The traffic troubles come just over a week after a more significant round of freezing rain caused havoc on Twin Cities highways.