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Tuesday morning winter storm update: freezing rain along Highway 61 leading to icy road conditions, heavy snow through NE MN

Mar 26, 2024 08:20AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Snowplow Camera, MNDOT

By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media - March 26, 2024

Freezing rain has moved into the area causing icy road conditions. MNDOT is reporting heavy ice along roadways, especially on Highway 61. The freezing rain is expected to transition to snow mid-to-late morning.


 Image: MN DOT

 Image: MN DOT, Blue = partial snow covered. Pink = snow/ice covered.

Additional snowfall ranges between 2-4" for much of the area throughout the day, except the NW corning of the county which is forecasted to receive another 6-9". 


Organizational closures continue to roll in. Schools have cancelled classes and many businesses and organizations are closed.

If your organization or business has a weather-related announcement, please send it to [email protected] to be added to the list. 

For the most up-to-date weather information, visit the National Weather Service website here.

For up-to-date road conditions, visit

For more road information, community members in the Cook County Road Report Facebook group often share updates and report various conditions. 

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