While the department realizes it cannot enforce everywhere, it will be keeping a close eye on those who neglect their duty to clean up after themselves when they remove their fish houses this spring.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Monday night’s snow compacted down and iced up on the roads overnight, resulting in a slow and slippery commute. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 208 crashes, 155 vehicle spin outs and 11 jackknifed semis between 9:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. Eighteen of those crashes resulted in injuries.
One woman was critically injured in a crash Monday afternoon in Oak Grove, Minnesota.
From MSP Airport, to Metro Transit and all the roads across southern Minnesota, some snowy conditions lead to delays Monday.
The airport continued to operate two runways by continuously plowing them throughout the snowfall Monday.
The snow began rolling into Minnesota Monday afternoon, with about 6-8 inches of snow expected in Brown, Nicollet and Sibley counties.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation showed off its "ice breaker" machine that breaks up compacted snow and ice and clears it from the road.
The Twin Cities metro could see a dash of snow throughout the day Monday, while the southern part of the state will likely see an icy mix.
Two people were injured while snowmobiling Friday when they went over a 30-foot cliff and landed at the bottom of a ravine in northern Minnesota.
Hibbing, Minnesota is currently experiencing record-breaking cold.
Fosston, Minnesota takes the top prize for coldest wind chill in the state Thursday morning with a wind chill of 50 degrees below zero.
It is official: Thursday, Feb. 13 is the coldest morning of the season in the Twin Cities.
Organizations are doing extra homeless outreach as a bitter cold takes over the Twin Cities.
Road conditions are challenging in northwestern Minnesota as the snow rolls in Feb. 12, 2020. Credit: Minnesota State Patrol
A Blizzard Warning is in effect for parts of western Minnesota for whiteout conditions at times Wednesday, while the Twin Cities is under a Winter Weather Advisory for some scattered blowing snow and slippery spots along with plunging temperatures that will create a flash freeze.
Apparently, in some parts of Minnesota, this needs repeating: you should not ride your snowmobile on the sidewalk.
Amazing as it may sound, it’s been a pretty mild winter so far. The months of December, January and February have ranged roughly 5 degrees above average as a whole which puts us in 21st place for warmest winter. Not exactly groundbreaking, but it does show that temps have generally been around or above average. Sure, we’ve seen a couple of cold snaps including a brief one a few days ago, but what winter doesn’t have ANY cold snaps? I can answer that for you… none! So our next one is on the way, but this one may challenge some of the coldest wind chills of the season so far.
St. Paul and Minneapolis both declared a snow emergency Sunday.
Sunday morning's snowstorm brought up to 9 inches of snow in New Ulm and about 7.5 in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The snow continues to fall in the Twin Cities metro area, with several inches reported by early Sunday morning.