Black ice causing problems on Minnesota roads Monday morning

Give yourself extra time on your way to work or school.
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The snow has ended but drivers are running into very slick roads due to black ice forming overnight. 

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for an expansive portion of Minnesota, including the entire Twin Cities metro area, to alert motorists to black ice. 

"Please plan on extra travel time this morning. The snow has ended, but cold temperatures has led to black ice in spots. Please drive slowly," the weather service warned. 

As of 7:40 a.m., traffic appeared to be flowing normally on major roadways in the Twin Cities. But the major arteries are less susceptible to black ice forming, although there may be some very icy spots. 

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"Bridges, overpasses, and less-traveled back roads will be most prone to having slick spots. Be extra cautious while driving this morning, especially when approaching bridges and overpasses," the special weather statement adds. 

The special weather statement includes most of the southern half of Minnesota, and all of the Interstate 94 corridor from Fergus Falls through St. Cloud to the Twin Cities. 

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