Wintry mix leads to slippery roads

Published 5:03 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Motorists should anticipate slippery roads Wednesday morning as sleet and a freezing rain mix has fallen on the area.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, roads in the Albert Lea area were completely covered in ice as of 5 a.m.

Precipitation is expected to change to snow, with 2 to 4 inches expected. Snow is expected to continue into Wednesday night.

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Freeborn County is in the middle of a winter weather advisory through noon Wednesday.

People are advised to slow down and use caution while traveling.

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