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More snow falling Tuesday morning, but most schools are open

Some suburban districts have called delays.
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Despite closing on Monday before the worst of the snow arrived, Twin Cities schools are opening today although some are delayed 2 hours.

Minneapolis and St. Paul public school have announced they will be opening on Tuesday after the cities appeared to escape the worst of Tuesday's snow.

Snow totals from overnight put the amount that fell as MSP Airport at 3.5 inches.

However, some parts of the southwest metro got hit much harder, with 5-6 inches recorded in Chaska and 7 inches in Bloomington, according to the National Weather Service snow tracker.

Most Twin Cities school districts called snow days on Monday in anticipation of the snowstorm, only for its arrival to be delayed, with the worst of it happening after school hours.

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– By calling a snow day before snow arrives, school districts try to avoid another mistake.

There are delays to school on Tuesday in the hardest hit areas of the Twin Cities, with Eden Prairie and Prior Lake among the districts opening 2 hours later than usual.

Students in the metro have been told to expect slower trips into the school because of conditions on the roads.

Meanwhile in greater Minnesota, there are also 2-hour delays in scores of districts after areas of west-central and northern Minnesota got hit with more than a foot of snow. 

Faribault Public Schools, for example, has called a snow day.

You can see a full list of closures here, courtesy of KARE 11.

More snow coming

The NWS says that snow will continue in the metro area on Tuesday morning.

While it won't have the intensity of what we saw Monday evening, it's expected to add maybe a couple more inches to the ground and could make conditions difficult during the Tuesday commute.

The State Patrol says there were 434 spinouts and 17 jackknifed semis on Minnesota roads by Monday evening, along with 260 crashes – of which 36 resulted in injury.

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