Feb 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (ASP) Heavy, blowing snow is causing problems in western Minnesota, and increasing winds are expected to make conditions worse.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no travel in west-central Minnesota. The no travel advisory includes Becker, Big Stone, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Wilkin counties.
There are multiple reports of crashes and slide-offs on Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Fergus Falls and beyond.
Some parts of northern Minnesota were expected to see up to a foot of snow. Visibility in Duluth was less than a block at one point. Police in St. Cloud were advising motorists to stay off roads. Blizzard warnings will be in effect Sunday night through Monday morning in some areas.
Several cities declared snow emergencies, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Temp: -4°F (-20°C)
Wind: Calm N