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Snow making for difficult driving in Duluth

Posted at 8:41 AM on February 29, 2012 by Jon Gordon
Filed under: Weather

From MPR News reporter Stephanie Hemphill:

In the Duluth area snow is making driving difficult. MnDOT recommends no travel on I-35 south of Duluth. The Pine County Sheriff's office says people seem to be following that advice; there are very few cars on the freeway in central Pine County.

Minnesota Power is responding to two small power outages in the Duluth area. One is in Hermantown, a northern suburb of Duluth, affecting about 95 customers.

The other -- affecting 23 customers -- is just north of Highway 2 running west toward Grand Rapids.

Weather forecasters say Highway 2 is roughly the boundary between heavier snow accumulations to the south, and lighter snow to the north.

The National Weather Service says accumulations today near Duluth will total five-to-eight inches.

No travel is advised on many roads in central Minnesota, including Aitkin, Crow Wing, and Cass counties.


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