During a 26 hour period, blowing snow and icy roads made driving conditions treacherous for Minnesotans.
Friday morning, one driver died during a wreck in Hugo along Highway 61.
Hundreds of schools across Minnesota have called off classes because of the dangerously cold temperatures.
Another surge of brutal cold and dry Arctic air is on the way.
The cold air will zap the atmosphere of any abundant moisture, but not before an inch or two of snow falls Saturday, KSTP Meteorologist Ken Barlow says.
Bitter cold temperatures will greet New Year's revelers venturing outdoors.
December is back.
Roads are slick across the Twin Cities metro and western and central Minnesota as temperatures continued to drop and a storm moved into Minnesota overnight. Roads were icy Tuesday morning after about an inch of snow covered metro roads.
The worst of the cold should be done tonight, KSTP meteorologist Dave Dahl said.
Temperatures are going to rise the rest of the week. They will still be below average for this time of year. The average high is usually 33 degrees.
The temp dropped to minus 2 on Monday morning.
Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:
- Pull off the highway and make yourself visible to rescuers. Turn on hazard lights and tie a bright cloth to your antenna or door handle.
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