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LIVE: First Snowstorm of Season for Minneapolis Delays Flights, Commute

A snowstorm is unfolding across northern Plains and upper Great Lakes, threatening to dump more than a foot of snow across northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through the first half of the week.

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.

Central Minnesota could receive close to a foot of snow. From northern Wisconsin through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, between 12 and 18 inches could fall.

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.


UPDATES (All times listed in Central Standard Time):

10:13 a.m. CST:There are widespread reports of accidents across the Twin Cities region as snow continues to create hazardous conditions along major roadways. These trucks were traveling westbound along 1-94 when snowy conditions forced them off the road.

10:03 a.m. CST: Southwest and Delta airlines have announced waivers to those travelling through Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport while snow and ice creates long flight delays and cancellations.

9:40 a.m. CST: The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports of 12 crashes and/or vehicles that have spun out of control as snow and ice covers large portions of roadways around the Twin Cities.

8:55 a.m. CST: According to a trained spotter, 2 inches of snow reported within three hours in Burnett County, Wisconsin.

8:45 a.m. CST: Delays underway for flights headed to Minneapolis, due to snow and ice at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, the FAA reports.