A dangerous winter storm took shape across the Midwest Monday night, spreading heavy snow and blizzard conditions across the Dakotas. Some spots around Grand Forks reported as much as 7.0 inches, with amounts topping a foot just to the west.
Most roads across Minnesota and North Dakota were compacted with ice and snow Tuesday morning, and emergency official said travel was not advised across most of the region.
This winter storm will only strengthen as it pushes southward, and a wall of heavy snow will approach Chicago later Tuesday morning.
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2:45 a.m. CST Tuesday: Traffic camera form Grand Forks, N.D. shows roads are snow-covered and dangerous.
1:55 a.m. CST Tuesday: Snowfall up to 3.5 inches in Minneapolis.
1:30 a.m. CST Tuesday: 3.1 inches of snow in 3 hours fell across Rochester, Minn.
12:32 a.m. CST Tuesday: Mankato, Minnesota has just reported 5 inches of snow on the ground. Moderate to heavy snow building across eastern Minnesota.