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Freezing drizzle causing black ice on roads in the Twin Cities, central Minnesota

The drizzle and freezing fog should be gone this afternoon.

Light freezing drizzle is causing problems on roadways from western Minnesota through to the Twin Cities and into western Wisconsin. 

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement saying the freezing drizzle and freezing fog will cause "slick spots and patchy areas of black ice on roads" over the next few hours, with the statement having been issued at 10 a.m. 

If traveling, drive with caution and take it slow in these areas: Alexandria, Long Prairie, Little Falls, Princeton, Mora, Morris, Glenwood, St Cloud, Foley, Elk River, Cambridge, Center City, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar, Litchfield, Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson, Chaska, Redwood Falls, Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson, River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire. 

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The drizzle and fog appears to be more of an issue in the north metro than it is in the south metro. 

According to the latest road conditions from MnDOT, there are a handful of spinouts and crashes being reported in east-central Minnesota near Mora and Hinckley, and there were crashes reported in west-central Minnesota earlier in the morning. 

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