As of noon Tuesday, official snow totals came in at 9.0 inches in the Twin Cities metro, closely matching Sunday's two-day storm total forecast of 9.1 inches.
- Monday: 1 to 4 inches in Wave 1 of snow.
- Monday night: Wave 2 of snow moved in
- Tuesday morning: 4 to 8 inches
- Additional 2 to 4 inches Tuesday
- Snow tapers off Tuesday afternoon, with Twin Cities metro totals up to 11 inches.
SNOW EMERGENCY IN MINNEAPOLIS + ST. PAUL
Minneapolis: Minneapolis officials have declared a snow emergency beginning Tuesday, Mar. 5. Do not park on EITHER side of a snow emergency route Tuesday until the street is fully-plowed.For parking rules, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/snow
St. Paul: St. Paul has declared a snow emergency. Call 651-266-PLOW (7569) for complete information.
Several other communities have declared snow emergencies or parking restrictions, including:
St. Louis Park
Cancellations and delays were reported at MSP Airport. Check with your airline for your flight status.
Snow is also hitting Chicago, so if you are flying into or through O'Hare you may also experience delays or cancellations. More on the Chicago snow at http://bit.ly/XQpUG0
Xcel Energy urges natural gas customers to keep their gas meters free of ice and snow to prevent dangerous natural gas pressure buildup in your home. Maintain a clear path to and from the meter to allow easy access in the event of an emergency. Carefully shovel around the meter and clear the meter itself by hand.
Xcel Energy also recommends that appliance vents, often located on a home's roof, be kept clear in order to operate properly.
See current watches and warnings for your area at www.myfoxtwincities.com/global/weatheralerts.asp
View all active school closings at http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/category/237028/school-closings
Get the 7-day forecast at http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/weather