Snow adding up in southern Twin Cities, slick spots on roads

A snowfall with temperatures in the teens means slick roads.

Interstate 494 just east of Highway 52 in Inver Grove Heights
Snow and traffic on Interstate 494 just east of Highway 52 in Inver Grove Heights Tuesday.
MnDOT

Afternoon rush hours will be challenging for parts of the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota.

A weather system is producing snow and messy roads Tuesday. It’s a reminder that with temperatures in the teens, it doesn’t take much snow to cause some slick spots and accidents.

Snowfall should taper off from west to east late afternoon through evening.

Overall snowfall totals will remain mostly around an inch or less for most of central and northern the Twin Cities. But the south metro and southern Minnesota are picking up some totals in the 2- to 4-inch range today.

  • 2 ESE Eden Prairie [Hennepin Co, MN] PUBLIC reports SNOW of 2.50 INCH at 2:00 PM CST — SENT VIA FACEBOOK MESSENGER. NO PHOTO.

  • Apple Valley [Dakota Co, MN] PUBLIC reports SNOW of 3.50 INCH at 2:19 PM CST — SENT VIA TWEET. NO PHOTO.

  • Farmington [Dakota Co, MN] TRAINED SPOTTER reports SNOW of 3.60 INCH at 1:50 PM CST — TWEET WITH PHOTO MEASUREMENT.

Temperatures in the teens today are another factor in creating slick roads in places. Road treatments do not function as well in colder temperatures. So take it easy on roads through tonight. Even a little snow can cause icy spots.

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