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MnDOT prepares for spring snow

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47)--As of Thursday night, freezing rain was coming down in Rochester, but a large storm system passing through the area threatened to change that.  Minnesota Department of Transportation officials said they are preparing to head out early Friday morning to clear roadways.

The winter like weather is expected to hit the region by Friday morning on April 4th.  MnDOT said Highway 52 and 63, particularly near Zumbro Falls, could get dangerous.  They said they'll be deicing in the early hours Friday morning before the snow has a chance to accumulate on Highways. 

MnDOT said the spring temperatures helped melt away compacted snow and cleared the way for plows.

"This winter was hard because it stayed cold the whole time," said Joe Fogarty from MnDOT.  "We had a lot of half inch to one inch snowfalls and you can't really plow them really well to get the roads clean."

NewsCenter Today will have the latest information on road conditions on Friday morning.

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