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Roads in central Minnesota are like 'a skating rink' today

Freezing rain left a coat of ice on the roads.

No travel is advised in Crow Wing and Cass counties because roads are really slippery.

Light freezing rain overnight and Friday morning left a coating of ice on roads in central Minnesota, including from the Brainerd Lakes Area north to Longville and Walker, the National Weather Service says.

Ben Allen tweeted a photo (see above) of a truck flipped on its roof, saying northeast Crow Wing County "is a skating rink." And weather officials said there have been "many reports" of spin outs in central and northwestern Minnesota, where a freezing rain advisory is in effect until noon.

Even though the temperature is above freezing, the road temperature isn't – so when the rain hits the road surface, it freezes, the weather service says. But roads are expected to warm up by Friday afternoon, so that should improve things.

For the latest on the road conditions across Minnesota, click here.

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