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Record snowfall in the Twin Cities, roads covered across the rest of Minnesota

Driving conditions are going to be tough Sunday morning.
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A record amount of snow fell on the Twin Cities on Saturday, with crashes reported across the metro and the rest of the state.

The National Weather Service said that the 6 inches recorded at MSP Airport was the highest amount to ever fall in the metro area on Feb. 24.

It means that almost a foot of snow has fallen in the Twin Cities in the past few days, with 5.6 inches recorded at the airport in Thursday's snow.

Roads across the metro are partially covered in snow or ice, according to MnDOT, with plow and salting teams working through the night. There have still been multiple crashes, stalls or spinouts reported Sunday morning though.

Everywhere outside the metro area however has roads completely covered in snow as of 7 a.m.

The massive storm that passed across the state on Saturday caused hundreds of incidents on the roads, with the State Patrol reporting 140 crashes and 178 spinouts as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

One of those proved fatal, when a 77-year-old driver from Foley, Minnesota slid through a stop sign and was struck by an oncoming car. He wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

With snow falling at rates of 1-2 inches an hour in places, visibility was an issue for drivers.

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