Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Winter Storm Dumping Snow on Northern Plains

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Winter Storm Dumping Snow on Northern Plains

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. * Schools called off classes, and road crews warned of hazardous conditions Monday as a snowstorm crawled across the northern Plains, while states farther south worked to recover from a weekend of icy weather and deadly flooding.

Snow made for a slow commute in Minneapolis, while dozens of schools closed for the day because of snow in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. Up to a foot of snow was expected in eastern South Dakota and southwest Minnesota. Smaller amounts were forecast from Nebraska to Wisconsin through Tuesday.

Drivers across the region were dealing with slick, snow-packed roads and reduced visibility, said Todd Heitkamp, a meteorologist with the weather service in Sioux Falls, S.D., where police reported 70 accidents by midday. …

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