Albert Lea resident Chad Elmer shovels snow off the walkway of his West Front Street home this morning. – Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune
Albert Lea resident Chad Elmer shovels snow off the walkway of his West Front Street home this morning. – Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune

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Storm dumps 10 inches on Albert Lea

Published 10:27am Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Albert Lea residents awoke to at least 10 inches of new snow this morning after another storm swept through the area Tuesday night.

The area was in a winter weather advisory but had only been forecasted to receive 3 to 4 inches, said meteorologist Tony Zaleski with National Weather Service’s Chanhassen bureau.

Several area schools were slated to start two hours late, including Alden-Conger, Glenville-Emmons, Northwood-Kensett and Lake Mills Community Schools.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported fair and difficult travel conditions across southern Minnesota.

The forecast for today calls for a high in the lower 20s with a low of about 10 degrees tonight. Thursday is expected to be cloudy and breezy with a sound wind of 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph. The high is expected to reach 30.

There is a 30 percent chance of freezing drizzle on Friday.