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Montevideo American-News
  • Blizzard buries Montevideo in 15 inches of snow

  • We were due. After last winter's extremely mild, snow-free weather, west central Minnesota was buried by the heaviest snowfall in nearly two years as 15 inches of snow fell in the Montevideo area from Saturday evening through Sunday.
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  • We were due. After last winter's extremely mild, snow-free weather, west central Minnesota was buried by the heaviest snowfall in nearly two years as 15 inches of snow fell in the Montevideo area from Saturday evening through Sunday.
    The neaviest snowfall in the state followed a corridor along Highway 212, with Sacred Heart reporting the highest total of 17.3 inches.
    Most schools in the area were closed on Monday as MnDOT, county, township and city crews worked to open highways, roads and streets. Highway 212, from Olivia to Granite Falls, and Hig­h­way 40, west of Madison, remained closed until midday on Monday.
    Lt. Bruce Erickson of the State Patrol said there were 1,038 "vehicles off road" throughout the state from Saturday through Monday. There were 621 "property damage crashes," 75 "personal injury crashes" and one fatal crash.
    In the State Patrol district including Chippewa and Lac qui Parle counties, there were eight vehicles reported off the road and 21 vehicles blocking roadways but, luckily, no crashes.

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