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Reports: Friday afternoon snow causes several crashes in metro

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Snow finally started flying in earnest in Minnesota Friday afternoon -- and along with it came headaches on the roads during the evening commute, KARE-TV reported.

A number of accidents have been reported because of the snow, which is expected to continue on into the evening hours, KARE reported. The forecast calls for around 1 inch of snow, along with temperatures falling into the lower 2os by Friday night.

KSTP reported that crashes on westbound Highway 212, and on northbound and southbound 196 near Highway 101, have blocked lanes and backed up traffic.

The National Weather Service earlier issued a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday and Sunday, with six or more inches of snow possible in central Minnesota and adjoining areas of west central Wisconsin.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says 230 trucks are ready for the snowfall this weekend, and the department's 425 drivers have been put on 12-hour shifts beginning Friday at noon, KARE reported.

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