PHOTOS: Snow and ice create slick Sunday in Minnesota - KMSP-TV

PHOTOS: Snow and ice create slick Sunday in Minnesota

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says icy conditions are making travel difficult in southern Minnesota.

MNDOT spokeswoman Rebecca Arndt said Sunday morning that a mix of rain and freezing rain that fell on top of already-icy roads near Mankato and all along Interstate 90 has made the area unsafe for drivers.

Arndt also said crews are out treating the roads; however, the conditions remain slippery.

Officials also advise against travel on Interstate 35 south past Northfield.

Due to the conditions, Arndt advised motorists in much of the region to avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary.

Travelers can call 511 or visit MnDOT.org for updated road conditions.

Freezing rain moved into the metro area at about noon, but it transitioned to heavy snow by mid-afternoon. Snow showers are expected overnight, and the wintry mix may continue on into Monday and Tuesday as temperatures linger in the low 30s.

Another arctic chill is expected to move in on Wednesday as northwesterly winds sweep in and push the temperatures back near zero.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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