Snowfall covers Minnesota, causes accidentsMinnesota Weather
-- More snow is likely as a winter weather advisory continues across the Northland all day today.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. - More snow is likely as a winter weather advisory continues across the Northland all day today.
To the south, drivers are also urged to be careful, especially on ramps and bridges where wet snow and ice are still on surfaces Not all snowfall totals are in but so far, the National Weather Service reports five-and-a-half-inches in Douglas County, while five-inches fell in the Twin Cities suburb of Plymouth, and the city of North St. Paul got four-and-a-half.
The National Weather Service says light snow will continue in the northeast. Up to six-inches of snow fell over portions of northwestern Minnesota overnight while two- to four-inches of very heavy, wet snow ended up on roadways and lawns across the lower half of the state.
Four Minnesotans, all students at North Dakota State University, died in a car crash west of Alexandria on Monday. The car driven by 18-year old Lauren Peterson of Prior Lake crossed the median on a slick and snowy I-94, colliding with an SUV. Another vehicle was also involved in the crash. Peterson died at the scene along with her passengers, 19-year old Jordan Playle of Elk River, 18-year old Megan Sample of Rogers and 18-year old Danielle Renninger of Excelsior. So far, there's no word on the conditions of the other two drivers.
Icy conditions helped cause a fatal crash in west-central Minnesota between Glenwood and Starbuck on Monday. The driver of a car died after losing control on Highway-28 and getting rear-ended by a truck. The State Patrol has not yet released the victim's name. The driver of the Mack truck wasn't hurt.