Snow snarls commutes as winter makes its grand entrance
Welcome to winter. It was bound to happen sooner or later.
Despite a few balmy November days in the 70s and 60s, it was easy to lull yourself into believing winter was in a land far, far away.
But on Monday, Minnesotans got a healthy dose of heavy, wet snow that forced commuters to slip, slide and slog their way to and from work. A few cities declared snow emergencies while homeowners powered up snowblowers and brought out shovels to clear anywhere from 4 to 8 inches that fell across the metro area and western Minnesota.