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Burst of snow makes roads slippery in southern Minnesota

February 9, 2020 GMT
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A pedestrian make their way to the Kohl Center Sunday Feb. 9, 2020 before the Wisconsin Big Ten basketball game against Ohio State. Snow moved into the Madison area Sunday morning leading to slippery conditions. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
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A pedestrian make their way to the Kohl Center Sunday Feb. 9, 2020 before the Wisconsin Big Ten basketball game against Ohio State. Snow moved into the Madison area Sunday morning leading to slippery conditions. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

A winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest on Sunday, making roads slippery in southern Minnesota.

The National Weather Service reports 16 inches (41 centimeters) of snow fell on Estelline, in eastern South Dakota, as of Sunday morning while Lake Crystal, in southern Minnesota, reported 15.5 inches (39 centimeters). More than 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow fell on De Smet, South Dakota, and on St. James, Minnesota.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded 4.8 inches (12 centimeters) of snow as of noon Sunday.

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul declared snow emergencies. The storm had moved on to western Wisconsin by noon Sunday.

In eastern Wisconsin, Outagamie County sheriff’s authorities said winter and road conditions apparently were a factor in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning that killed a 32-year-old woman from the New London area and injured a 38-year-old woman from the Appleton area.