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Coating of Snow Makes for Slick Metro Area Roads Friday, Drive Times Tripling

November 09, 2018 07:34 AM

Drivers might want to plan for their commutes to take extra time Friday morning.

KSTP Traffic reporter Josie Smith said a light coating of snow remains on metro area highways and interstates and side roads are especially slick.

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As a result, drive times increased significantly throughout the metro.

— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) November 9, 2018

Smith also said spinouts were prevalent.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation sent plows out Friday morning, to help clear the roads.

Track your route via the live KSTP traffic map

Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said there will be continued snow showers and flurries Friday and another coating of snow is possible by Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, Barlow said an icy wind with gusts of up to 30 mph is expected Friday morning and afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement, advising drivers in Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Sherburne, Washington and Wright counties to be cautious on roads due to lingering snowfall.

Looking ahead, early sunshine Saturday morning will be replaced by clouds and another threat of snowfall.

Track weather where you are via KSTP's interactive radar

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