Blowing, drifting snow keeps travel hazardous in southeastern MN


Snowfall totals in southeastern Minnesota stayed in the single digits, but winds of up to 40 mph made some roads impassable Thursday night. The National Weather Service in La Crosse reported that snow drifts of two to four feet were common.

A number of roads were closed, including Interstate 35 from Albert Lea south to Ames, Iowa. The highway was closed only after whiteout conditions led to a 25-car pileup that killed two people.

The storm also caused the death of a New Hope, Minn., man as he passed through Nebraska on Interstate 80.

Drivers were not the only travelers stalled by the storm. MSP cancelled dozens of flights because cities including Chicago and Milwaukee were snowed in.

Here's KARE-11's overview coverage:

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