Driving will be slow (and probably frustrating) Tuesday morning - Bring Me The News

Driving will be slow (and probably frustrating) Tuesday morning

Road are icy after a double winter whammy overnight.

Get ready for a slow drive this morning.

The Twin Cities region was hit with a double whammy overnight – more than 2 inches of snow in some areas, plus a temperature plunge from the 50s down to about 20 degrees

That means roads in the region are not ideal Tuesday morning.

MnDOT's 511 map showed all the highways in the Twin Cities area were considered partially covered as of 7 a.m. And the traffic speed was generally somewhere between kinda of slow, and very slow.


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Things aren't great statewide either.

Western Minnesota was already hit with snow and high winds Monday, with the system moving east through the state into the night. There were 121 crashes across the state Monday, the State Patrol tweeted. One person died and 10 were injured.

Tuesday morning, many roads were having issues. 

Plows are out, MnDOT spokesperson Kevin Gutknecht tweeted. You can check in on what the vehicles are seeing via MnDOT's plow cam

Here's a big-picture look at the conditions via MnDOT's 511 map. The purple-y shade means fully covered, while blue is partially covered. Any green means things look normal.

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