As the snow begins to wind down, residents of the Upper Midwest will begin to dig out from snowfall that totaled more than a foot in some locations. Numerous travel disruptions and power outages have resulted.
The snowstorm began across the Upper Midwest on Friday night and has since dropped as much as 14.0 inches (through 10 a.m. EST Sunday). This total was measured in the town of Emmetsburg, located in northwestern Iowa.
The following are other snow totals through 10 a.m. EST:
--Maple Grove, Minn.: 12.0 inches
--Hawthorne, Wis.: 11.0 inches
--Eden Prairie, Minn.: 11.0 inches
--Maple, Wis.: 10.5 inches
--Ruthven, Iowa: 10.5 inches
--Duluth, Minn.: 10.3 inches
--New Hope, Minn.: 10.1 inches
--Burnsville, Minn.: 10.0 inches
--Mankato, Minn.: 10.0 inches
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport reported a record snow total of 7.7 inches. According to the FAA, the combination of the snow and poor visibility led to flight delays and cancellations on Saturday.
Motorists also encountered slick road conditions due to the snow. The Minnesota State Patrol has reported over 400 accidents, injuring a total of 45 people.
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The weight of the snow has brought down tree branches across the region.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Bill Deger explained the reasoning behind the snow's heavy weight earlier on Saturday.
Power interruptions and outages have also ensued. At one point, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune reported that more than 115,000 Xcel Energy customers were affected by the snowstorm.
The heaviest snow has ended across Iowa and parts of southeastern Minnesota. The remainder of the region will continue to have the snow taper off through tonight, with some additional accumulations likely in the interim.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Bill Deger contributed to the content of this story.
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