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The roads are a mess this morning

Under that snow is a layer of ice.

Hopefully your windshield wiper fluid is full – you'll need it.

The roads are a mess Tuesday morning. Snow covered the freezing rain that fell Monday night, making the roads soggy and slippery for the morning commute. Roads in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota are partially or completely covered with ice or icy slush (see map below).

You can check the latest road conditions online here.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the southeastern part of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, until 9 a.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service warns that cold ground temperatures will make untreated surfaces "very ice" and make road conditions "hazardous" through the morning commute.

Several spinouts and crashes have already been reported on Twin Cities highways Tuesday morning, MnDOT's website shows. And these icy conditions have prompted schools in the Rochester area to be delayed or closed Tuesday, according to the Rochester Post Bulletin.

The wintry precipitation will taper off Tuesday morning, and then temperatures will warm up, kicking off nine days of above-average temperatures. High temperatures this week will be in the 30s and 40s for much of Minnesota.

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