Winter not over yet, Southeast Minnesota Got Nearly Foot of Snow

Created: 03/05/2014 6:40 PM
By: Laura Lee

(ABC 6 News) -- Mother Nature is telling us winter is not over yet as many woke up to more snow all across southeastern Minnesota.

It's been a day of digging out after a fast-moving storm dumped heavy snow overnight.  The snow stormed produced more of a light and dry snow different from the last snow storm.
Rochester saw about four and half inches of snow, but in Austin and Albert lea, they saw more than double that at about ten to eleven inches.

The snow started at 6 o'clock Tuesday night and wrapped up at around 3 a.m Wednesday morning.
ABC 6 caught up with Brenna Bauman who tells us she has had enough of winter.  We found her digging her car out of a snow bank left by a plow.

"I actually had to get a new car because my other car froze up, and it just wasn't working any more so we had to get something new," chuckles Bauman.

The snow not only causing headaches for residents, its also making road conditions dangerous for drivers.
According to Minnesota State Patrol, so far there have been 44 accidents. Four of which were rollovers and two of which included injuries.

To put things into perspective as to how narrow this storm was, just to the east of us Winona saw one inch of snow and down south in Mason City, they got two inches. 

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