Area could see up to six inches of snow, roads deteriorating

Published 4:20 pm Thursday, March 9, 2023

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As snow from this latest system settles into the area, motorists are beginning to deal with snow-impacted roads.

According to the National Weather Service, the Austin area — currently in a winter storm warning through 6 a.m. Friday morning, could see between 1 to 3 inches this afternoon still and another 1 to 3 inches later this evening.

Snow has already impacted late afternoon driving. According to MnDOT 511, snow on roadways is creating slippery conditions across southeast Minnesota.

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According to scanner traffic, several vehicles already are being reported in ditches.

Another system is expected to impact the area Saturday with the NWS predicting 2 to 5 inches of snow possible.