Minnesota State Patrol Advises You To Work From Home Today If You Can
Spin outs, crashes, and stuck cars have made travel very dangerous in portions of Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol is asking you to stay off the roads in certain areas of Minnesota today if you can.
Looking at the Minnesota Department of Transportation's road condition map this morning, you can see why. As of 8 am there were dozens of accidents and spin outs on freeways throughout the metro area.
The National Weather Service in The Twin Cities is expecting another 2-5" of snow today for the area. A winter weather advisory continues through this afternoon. Blowing snow has also made things difficult with visibility. Every road is snow covered, some saying heavy snowfall.
The snowfall has affected much of the region, even extending up to Duluth and Northwestern Wisconsin, where some lake effect snow is bringing higher totals to some area.
As you can see, about two thirds of Minnesota roads are being affected by this winter storm.
The Minnesota State Patrol also recently posted a photo from one of the MNDOT plow cams, showing just how nasty it is, and asking that drivers slow down. This still frame is from Savage, Minnesota.
Conditions worsened this morning, with the State Patrol just telling you to look outside, and work from home if you can.
The snow continues today across the state. It's definitely been a snowy winter so far. In Duluth, Minnesota, the record was set for the most snow ever in December.