ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Heavy snow fell for parts of the morning commute on Monday, covering streets and reducing visibility.
The snow combined with strong winds created whiteout conditions across much of the area as snow piled up at a rate of one inch per hour in spots.
MnDOT advised against travel as plows cleared the roads.
"Once you're out there, there are those challenges of visibility, icy conditions," said Mike Dougherty of MnDOT. "Each storm is a little different, but we've got 102 snow plows out in the district and they are all just chugging away trying to clear things out well."
Few crashes were reported thanks to many people being off for Presidents Day.
Snow totals ranged from one to five inches with the majority of the area around two to four inches.
Expect mild sunshine the next couple of days with highs in the mid to upper 30s before another storm system brings snow for Thursday followed by colder, drier weather for the end of the week and weekend.
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