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Frigid weather that could break temperature records will move into Minnesota this weekend on the heels of a snowstorm that led to hundreds of crashes on roads across the Twin Cities and beyond.
About 3 to 6 inches of snow fell through the day and into the evening Friday across a wide swath of southern and central Minnesota. The higher snow totals of 5 or 6 inches were mostly concentrated in the Twin Cities metro area, with 5.6 inches at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Maple Grove reporting 6.5 inches, the National Weather Service in Chanhassen said. St. Cloud saw 3.9 inches, Red Wing 3.5 and Rochester 3.
The city of St. Paul declared a snow emergency, its sixth in five weeks. Minneapolis did not declare a snow emergency Friday, but winter parking restrictions remain in effect.
The snow created hazardous conditions for drivers, especially during the evening rush hour. The northbound lanes of Interstate 35W near Circle Pines were shut down in late afternoon after up to 40 crashes and spinouts. The lanes reopened about 5:30 p.m., but the state Department of Transportation warned that roads would remain treacherous across a large portion of south and central Minnesota into Saturday.
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