Crashes reported; roads covered in snow

Published 2:19 pm Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has listed the highways traveling through Albert Lea and the surrounding area as completely covered in snow.

As of 2 p.m. Saturday, a crash was reported on Interstate 35 south of Clarks Grove, and a jack-knifed semi was reported on Interstate 90 between Albert Lea and Alden. A crash was also reported west of Alden, and other vehicles were reported spun out.

Freeborn County and much of southern Minnesota is under a winter weather warning through Sunday morning, as heavy snow is expected. 

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The Albert Lea area is expected to receive 5 to 9 inches of snow. As much as 6 to 10 inches of snow are expected in Lake Mills and Northwood.

Snow will be heaviest during the afternoon with snowfall rates around 1 inch per hour possible. It will continue into Sunday morning. High winds could lead to blowing and drifting snow, making travel difficult.

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