COPY-Winter returns to southeastern Minnesota - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

COPY-Winter returns to southeastern Minnesota


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- First it was the cold, then the snow. After an already frigid Friday and Saturday, southeastern Minnesota received its first 'shovelable' snowfall on Sunday, which made for slick roads across the region to wind down the weekend, and start the work week.

As the light snow fell Sunday, numerous slideoffs and crashes occurred and kept rescue crews busy. Just after 3 p.m. Sunday, a crash was reported on Highway 52, just north of Rochester. Two passengers were northbound near mile marker 61 when they hit a patch of slippery ice and crashed into the center median. No injuries were reported. Traffic was slowed on highway 52 for about 20 minutes.

And early Monday morning at about 3:30 a.m., the Highway 62 ramp from southbound Highway 52 was the scene of a crash. The Minnesota State Patrol reports a car went off the road and into the ditch. No one was seriously hurt.

Traffic along Highway-52 south in Rochester near the Highway 37 southbound on ramp was also slowed Monday morning just before 7 a .m. because of a crash near the median.

And the winter weather looks to remain in the region for awhile, as well. KTTC's Precision Weather team say highs across southeastern Minnesota will only reach into the single digits, with wind chill values well below zero.

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