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Metro roads covered in snow, very slow morning commute

It's going to be a long ride to work and school.
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Make no mistake: the commute this morning is going to be a slow one as roads are completely covered in snow and the snow isn't letting up just yet. 

Here's a look at the slow-go in the metro at 6:30 a.m., according to the road conditions map from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The orange, red and dark red colors indicate very slow travel, and it'll only get worse as more people start leaving for work and school. 

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Most of the metro area picked up 2-4 inches of snow overnight, and with another 2-3 inches possible by the time it stop snowing later today, the roads could be bearish all day long. 

Many schools in southern Minnesota are closed or starting two-hours late because of the snow, including the Anoka-Hennepin District, which has closed. Minneapolis, St. Paul and Osseo districts remain open and starting on time. You can get a full list of school announcements right here

Tips for staying safe on snow-covered roads, courtesy of the Minnesota State Patrol:

  • Slow down and increase your following distance.
  • Turn headlights on and cruise control off.
  • Give plows room. 

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