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On the road again: MnDOT advises no travel in SE Minnesota

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While snow tied up traffic Tuesday morning for those traveling in the Twin Cities, ice and wind are creating dangerous driving conditions in southeast Minnesota Tuesday evening.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no unnecessary travel in the region as blowing snow reduces visibility on slick roads.

KAAL says 30 to 50-mph wind gusts will toss around 1-3 inches of snow until early Wednesday morning.

Authorities responded to numerous reports of spinouts and cars in the ditch throughout the day, which prompted MnDOT's travel warning, KTTC reports. Many school districts in the area canceled after-school activities.

No highways are expected to close.

Afternoon commuters in the Twin Cities should fare better than this morning when snow doubled or tripled travel times for some drivers. MnDOT tells the Star Tribune that roads "roads will not be perfect," but now that plows have been able to clear freeways, the commute should be improved.

WCCO says there will be some blowing snow in the metro that could affect ramps, bridges and secondary roads later Tuesday evening. KSTP meteorologist Sam Ryan gives the P.M. commute "hassle factor" a 6 out of 10.

Snow totals in the Twin Cities range from 2 to more than 5 inches, according the National Weather Service. Almost 4 1/2 inches were recorded at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Snow emergencies have been declared in Minneapolis and St. Paul, along with Plymouth, Robbinsdale, West St. Paul and St. Louis Park.

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