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Slow and sloppy commute: Crashes reported, schools delayed

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Sunday's snowfall moved out of the state, but it left a mess behind for commuters Monday morning.

It may have taken until spring, but Minnesota finally got its big snowstorm, WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman tweeted. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport received about 3 inches of snow, while Lakeville and surrounding areas picked up nearly 10 inches, the National Weather Service snow totals map shows.

After all that snow, make sure you have enough windshield wiper fluid. Roads are wet, and in some areas snowy and slushy, which is making for a sloppy drive in the southern half of the state.

The slippery roads have prompted dozens of schools to delay or cancel classes, especially in southeastern Minnesota. ABC 6 has a list on its website.

Roads north of the metro are mainly wet with some slushy areas, KSTP's Ken Barlow tweeted, while roads are partially or completely covered with snow in most of southern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's website.

Side roads are still pretty snow covered in the metro, and bridges and entrance ramps are slick, the Star Tribune's The Drive blog says.

A number of spinouts and crashes have already been reported, including a crash that blocked lanes on Interstate 35W in Richfield. But it has since been cleared.

Roughly 164 crashes and 191 spinouts were reported statewide as of 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the State Patrol tweeted, including 59 crashes and 44 vehicles off the road in the metro area.

The incidents led to about 20 non-serious injuries, officials said.

Travel conditions are expected to improve rapidly Monday, meteorologist Paul Douglas wrote on his Star Tribune weather blog, as temperatures warm to about 39 degrees in the Twin Cities, the National Weather Service notes.

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