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Expect slow afternoon commute as snow hammers down

NWS says roads could be slippery, so slow down and use caution when driving.
The view from a plow camera on Minnesota 23 near Pipestone, Minnesota, at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. 

The view from a plow camera on Minnesota 23 near Pipestone, Minnesota, at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. 

A winter storm system pushing across Minnesota Tuesday is expected to slow the afternoon commute. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter weather advisory for much of Minnesota, with the snow arriving in the metro area by early afternoon. 

The metro is forecast to get anywhere from 2-4 inches of snow, while some areas, including Mankato, Faribault, Duluth and Willmar are in the 3-5 inch range. 

The timing of the storm, which is expected to taper off late Tuesday night, will surely impact the afternoon commute. NWS warns of "hazardous conditions" during the evening, which could include slippery road conditions, so motorists should slow down and use caution.

It comes after blizzard conditions on Dec. 23 caused countless spinouts, jackknifes, and pileups on major roads across Minnesota.

Poor travel conditions, including roads partially or completely covered in snow or ice have already been reported in southwestern Minnesota, where it began snowing Tuesday morning.

Road conditions as of 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Green on the map means roads are clear, blue means roads are partially covered in snow and/or ice, and purple means roads are completely covered in snow and/or ice. 

Road conditions as of 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Green on the map means roads are clear, blue means roads are partially covered in snow and/or ice, and purple means roads are completely covered in snow and/or ice. 

You can check the latest road conditions on MnDOT's website here

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