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Snow in the Twin Cities: What you need to know on Tuesday

More than a foot of snow fell in the metro area.
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More than a foot of snow fell in the Twin Cities on Monday while parts of southeast Minnesota saw as much as 18 inches fall.

It caused havoc during the Monday evening commute and despite plowing teams working overnight, is likely to have a travel impact on Tuesday too.

Here's what you should be aware of this morning.

It's a snow day

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts announced on Monday evening that schools would be closed on Tuesday.

In total, more than 350 schools across the state are closed, you can find KARE 11's list here.

Travel sucked on Monday, and likely will today

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says travel is still not advised in parts of southwestern Minnesota on Tuesday, while those in other snow-hit areas are advised to give themselves extra time and slow down on the roads.

The sequence of snow was particularly disruptive to schools on Monday. It was clear in the morning, meaning school could go ahead, but then the heaviest snow arrived before the school day was done.

This caused a nightmare for bus drivers, resulting in numerous buses across the Twin Cities to get stuck.

It was particularly bad in St. Paul, where some students were still in transit at 9:30 p.m.

The school district released a statement saying in retrospect it would have considered canceling classes had it known so much snow would arrive in the city (the storm system shifted north, bringing more to the metro area than expected).

Nonetheless, parents were not happy.

Elsewhere, runways at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport were closed for hours, causing flight delays and cancelations into Minnesota.

This included flights bringing Vikings fans back from Philadelphia.

On the roads, there were 231 crashes statewide as of 8:45 p.m., according to the State Patrol, 435 spinouts and 41 jackknifed semis. It resulted in one person being seriously injured.

We should get a thaw later this week

If you've shoveled your sidewalk but don't have the energy for the rest of your property, there's a chance a decent chunk of snow will melt later this week.

While temperatures will stay below freezing on Tuesday and Wednesday, the NWS says it should jump to the mid-30s, low-40s on Thursday and Friday,

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