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Dec 28, 2014

04:52:54 GMT--Snow Storm - North-America - USA



EDIS Number: SS-20141228-46469-USA

Date / time: 28/12/2014 04:51:27 [UTC]

Event: Snow Storm

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Minnesota

Location: [Twin Cities region]

Number of Deads: 1 person(s)

Number of Injured: 39 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Heavy



Description:



The snow has been making a mess of many roads and highways in and around the Twin Cities area since late Friday night. Snow emergencies are in effect for Minneapolis, St. Paul, Richfield, Robbinsdale, and now St. Louis Park is also declaring a snow emergency. Between four and six inches of snow fell across the metro as winter returned, after unseasonably warm temperatures over the holidays. Slick road conditions prompted traffic officials to warn drivers to travel with caution. Lt. Tiffani Nielson with the Minnesota State Patrol said there were 310 crashes statewide between 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. She said one crash was fatal and 39 resulted in injuries. Snowfall up until now had been barely half of the 30-year average of 21.2 inches for November and December, with just 10.8 inches recorded in Minneapolis since November 1st Travel is expected to remain difficult in some locations, especially for those heading east.




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