Commuters had a white-knuckle drive to work this morning as snow and ice made it difficult to navigate the roadways.
This Leap Year storm has dropped up to six inches of snow in the metro and up to a foot of snow north of the metro. Throughout the day meteorologists expect another one to two inches to fall before this system moves through.
The roads were tough to travel this morning with stop-and-go traffic and multiple accidents. Dozens of cars slid of the road and landed in ditches in the early morning hours.
The city of Golden Valley has declared a snow emergency, which means no cars can be parked on the road until the plows are able to clear the snow curb to curb.
Some school districts have delayed or closed school, but the Robbinsdale School District remains open.
The storm packed a punch, and not just for drivers in Minnesota. The swirling storm caused a winter tornado in Missouri and in Nebraska.
Here in Minnesota, meteorologists say we have picked up record moisture with .70” falling to the ground so far.
Snow showers should taper off by this afternoon. Friday shows a 50 percent chance of more snow, but the weekend temperatures should sneak into the 40s and help melt some of the snow.