Plenty of snow stacked up in southern and eastern Minnesota and the southeast metro overnight while the central metro and areas north and west stayed dry.
As the accumulating snow pushes to the east this morning, we'll stay cloudy and cool with a few random flurries and highs in the 40s.
We'll keep the cloudy 40s around for Friday, but this time with rain showers. We'll stay cool and damp with 50s for the weekend, but seasonable sun returns for next week!
Ellsworth, Wis: 14"
Red Wing: 9-13"
Albert Lea: 10"
Cottage Grove: 8"
POWER OUTAGES, SCHOOL CLOSINGS IN SE MINNESOTA
More than 29,000 Xcel Energy customers were left without power in Minnesota and Wisconsin as crews worked to restore power into Thursday afternoon. Red Wing was among the hardest hit with more than 5,000 customers without power.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation temporarily closed I-35 north of Owatonna early Thursday due to downed power lines. Highway 52 southbound was closed at one point due to a semi accident.
With 2 to 13 inches of sloppy slush, some students enjoyed yet another snow day on Thursday -- Rochester, Faribault, Goodhue and Red Wing are among districts who canceled school due to snow.
Full list of school closings: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/category/237028/school-closings
WEATHER ALERTS + 7-DAY FORECAST
MnDOT advises no travel in southeastern Minnesota.
WisDOT is advising people to stay off the roads if possible Thursday as plows have had trouble keeping up with the heavy May snowfall. Trees and branches have fallen on some highways, adding to dangerous driving conditions. The Wisconsin State Patrol has responded to 40 to 50 runs-offs and crashes on I-94 from Eau Claire to Hudson, including a deadly crash in Menomonie.
See a live map of traffic conditions and current incidents at myfox9.com/traffic
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