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REPORTS: Hundreds of Accidents Occur Amid Midwest Snowstorm

By by Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
November 13, 2014, 5:59:28 AM EST

As of 11:30 a.m. CST Tuesday, this blog is no longer live. See reports below.

After dumping heavy snow across the Dakotas to Minnesota, a rather potent snowstorm continues to unfold across the upper Midwest as it tracks into the Great Lakes.

Over a foot of snow has fallen across portions of central Minnesota with more expected across northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Due to the path of the storm, some of the bigger cities around the Great Lakes, such as Chicago and Detroit, will miss out on the snow.

From northern Wisconsin through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, between 12 and 18 inches could fall. As of Monday night, St. Augusta, Minnesota, has already seen 16.5" of snowfall. Follow the minute-by-minute forecast for the snowstorm with AccuWeather's Minutecast®.


Hundreds of vehicle related accidents were reported across Minnesota Monday, including one fatal collision, according to the state highway patrol.

Windy conditions through Tuesday and Tuesday night across open areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Michigan will worsen visibility in the area. This will make for dangerous travel conditions, slowing roadway traffic and threatening continued delays or cancellations of flights.

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UPDATES (All times listed in Central Standard Time):

10:52 a.m. CST:

10:36 a.m. CST: Inbound flights to Denver International Airport are subject to ground delays due to wind, FAA reports.

10:29 a.m. CST: Medford, Wisconsin has recorded 10" of snow since Sunday, marking the greatest November snow depth for the town since 1985.

9:23 a.m. CST:

7:28 a.m. CST:

6:37 a.m. CST:

6:07 a.m. CST: "The bulk of the snow for Minneapolis has finished and any remaining snow will taper off through Tuesday. Another coating to an inch may accumulate through the day on Tuesday," according to Meteorologist Jordan Root. "Despite the snow coming to an end, hazardous travel will continue as strong winds are expected to cause blowing and drifting snow. Reduced visibility could strike at anytime. The frigid air will also cause surfaces to freeze, making for slick travel along Interstates 35, 94 and 494."

5:14 a.m. CST: A total of 12 inches has fallen in Marquette, Michigan since the start of the storm, reports public spotter. Additional heavy snow is on tap again Tuesday into Wednesday.

4:33 a.m. CST: Several reports are coming in of icy roads across southeastern Minnesota, especially around Rochester. Olmsted County Sheriff reports that vehicles are in ditches and that I-90 is icy.

3:24 a.m. CST: Many roads are covered in snow and are slick across central Minnesota. Motorists are advised to give themselves more time as they head out the door this morning.


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