MINNEAPOLIS -- The heaviest snowstorm to hit the region in two winters is dumping heavy snow across a broad belt of Minnesota including the Twin Cities area, as well as parts of western Wisconsin.
Forecasters say up to 15 inches of snow are possible in the Twin Cities. The slow-moving storm has caused difficult driving and scores of mostly minor traffic accidents across much of Minnesota, highway closures in eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota, and flight cancellations and delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
A blizzard warning is out for much of eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota, while a winter storm warning is out for much of central and eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions across much of the southern two-thirds of the state, with no travel advised and several highways closed in west-central Minnesota and southwestern Minnesota.