Mother Nature presses 'pause' button on weekend plans

Mother Nature pressed the pause button on people’s plans this weekend. 

From the Twins game, to high school students taking the ACT, activities across Minnesota were canceled. 

High winds and snow made for dangerous road conditions across the metro area. 

“It’s been slippery and tricky all morning,” said Andrea Parrish. “I feel kind of insane that I’m even out and about.” 

The snowstorm forced the Twins to postpone both Saturday and Sunday’s games against the Chicago White Sox. 

The cancellations didn’t stop with the Twins. A YMCA marathon was also canceled due to weather. ACT testing that was scheduled for Saturday was postponed for more than 50 schools. At least one high school prom was rescheduled and all Minnesota historic sites and museums closed at 3 p.m. 

Saturday morning Kevin Gutknecht with the Minnesota Department of Transportation said there were about 180 trucks out plowing and salting the roads. 

“I think that you really should think hard about whether or not you need to get out and do some travel or at least make sure that you’ve considered the risk,” Gutknecht said. 

With a blizzard warning in effect through Sunday morning, many Twin Cities residents have decided to cancel plans and just stay home.