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Albert Lea sees first snowfall

Published 11:49am Monday, November 11, 2013

Area residents woke to falling snow this morning in what was the first snowfall of the season.

Doug Peterson of the Peterson-Savelkoul-Haedt and Benda law office scoops snow off the sidewalk this morning. -- Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune
Doug Peterson of the Peterson-Savelkoul-Haedt and Benda law office scoops snow off the sidewalk this morning. –
Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

Snow showers were expected to end at about 11 a.m. with the remainder of the day becoming mostly sunny. The National Weather Service stated accumulation of less than a half inch was possible, and Albert Lea appeared to have reached that by 8:30 a.m.

The snow caused slippery conditions, and several crashes and stuck vehicles were reported. A semitrailer was reported stuck on the hill on Broadway. Some downtown building owners braved the cold to clear off their sidewalks.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures were expected to be in the mid-20s today, though temperatures are expected to plunge even further overnight, into the single digits in some places. The low in St. Cloud is forecast to be 6 degrees, while in Albert Lea it is expected to be in the teens.

Winds are expected to be blustery, with gusts up to 26 mph.