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First big snowfall of the year brings Albert Lea about 4 inches

The Albert Lea area saw its first measurable snowfall of the year Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, reports of 4 and 5 inches of snow were reported in Albert Lea. The Albert Lea Wastewater Treatment Plant recorded 3 inches.

Lower amounts were recorded into Iowa, with 2.7 inches recorded in Lake Mills.

The snow led to slippery road conditions and a delayed start for Northwood-Kensett Community School.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a slight chance of snow again Sunday. Temperatures were expected to dip to 8 degrees overnight Wednesday and Thursday.