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Temperature drop expected in the metro after slushy start Tuesday

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: January 14, 2020 11:12 AM
Created: January 14, 2020 05:45 AM

Metro area residents woke up to another round of overnight snow blanketing the neighborhoods and roads.

Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said wind is expected to increase Tuesday afternoon and temperatures are expected to drop into the teens.

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Meanwhile, a winter weather advisory was issued for parts of southeastern Minnesota through west-central Wisconsin due to patchy freezing drizzle.

Looking ahead, Barlow said another small burst of snow is expected Wednesday, with another 1-3 inches expected.

Drivers experienced a slower commute Tuesday morning as a result of slushy and slick road conditions.

Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said most metro area side roads were covered with snow Tuesday morning and that highways and interstates were mostly clear, with the occasional slick spot.

Additionally, Minnesota State Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Jesse Grabow said troopers were responding to a variety of crashes throughout the state and advised drivers to be cautious on the roads.

The State Patrol later said 68 total crashes were reported between 5 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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