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Storm leaves car accidents and power outages across Minnesota

A winter storm that brought snow, rain and slop tangled up the morning commute and knocked out power to many Minnesotans. The State Patrol is busy responding to accidents, metro buses are running behind schedule and many schools are closed.
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The Minnesota State Patrol is out responding to accidents Wednesday morning. Officers on Twitter report 94 crashes between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. Seventy-three of those crashes were in the metro. None involved death or serious injuries.

MnDOT is advising commuters to avoid some highways due to blowing snow and poor visibility. Here's a look at road conditions statewide.

Lots of schools are closed or delayed Wednesday. Check out WCCO for the status in your district.

Many Twin Cities buses fell behind schedule this morning. Metro Transit earlier reported some buses on the freeways were running up to 28 minutes late. Things should be back to normal.

The National Weather Service predicts more snow on the way. Find the full forecast here.

Xcel Energy is reporting power outages throughout the Twin Cities metro and east into Wisconsin. Minnesota Power has a map of outages across northern Minnesota.

Check out snowfall totals across the state with this handy map, courtesy of the National Weather Service.

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