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By Chris Hrapsky

Safe travel despite rough weather

ROCHESTER, MN (FOX 47) -- The emergency airwaves were relatively quiet Monday night as the area picked up more than five inches of snow.

The roads are managable but you can expect twice the travel time for just about anywhere you want to go Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Interstate 35 South by Albert Lea was shut down for about a half-hour after a car swerved over the median cutting off a semi truck.

One person was injured in that accident according to the state patrol.

Initially we thought we'd see some frozen rain, but it's been snow the whole time, and it is sticking to the roads.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has about 100 plows out in the 11 county area of Southeast Minnesota, and county and city plows are working hard as well.

Several activities have been postponed and school start-times delayed.

One flight from Minneapolis to Rochester was cancelled and another delayed.

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