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Freezing rain overnight could make roads slick for morning commute


Freezing rain and drizzle overnight may cause some roads to be slick for the morning commute.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation's website shows at 6 a.m. roads just west and north of Minneapolis and St. Paul were partially covered (in blue on map at left) or completely covered (in purple) with ice and/or snow.

Temperatures Monday were above freezing for the morning commute in the metro area, but are expected to drop to around 20 degrees by midday. This could cause some slick spots to develop on secondary roads, highway ramps and overpasses in the Twin Cities, KSTP reports.

The latest on traffic conditions in the metro area:

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Dense fog has reduced visibility in some areas, especially in southeastern Minnesota – visibility is at one-fourth of a mile in Rochester, according to WCCO's Kylie Bearse on Twitter.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported icy conditions on roads in western and northern Minnesota Sunday due to the freezing rain, sleet and snow. Some vehicles and crashes were reported due to the slick streets.

The National Weather Service says the next few days will be cold, but by the end of the week highs are expected to reach at least 10 degrees above normal.

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