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Apr 11, 2013 at 7:23 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Heavy snow, sleet and gusty winds are testing the patience of morning commuters in the Twin Cities as residents to the south are dealing with the after-effects of an ice storm that knocked out power to thousands.

Forecasters expect snow totals will range from 3 to 5 inches in the southeast metro area to 6 to 8 inches in some western suburbs Thursday. Up to a foot of snow is expected to fall in west central and central Minnesota.

There have been interruptions in Metro Transit service in the Twin Cities because of icing on overhead power lines.

Freezing rain on Wednesday toppled power lines and knocked out power to 4,000 homes and businesses in Nobles, Rock and Murray counties. Gov. Mark Dayton called out the National Guard to help respond to the disruptions.

 

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