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Freezing drizzle causes slippery conditions ahead of snow Tuesday

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for much of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa Tuesday. 

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Sleet and freezing drizzle made for a slippery morning commute, and a mixture of wintry precipitation is expected to continue to fall through much of the day.

As of 9 a.m. the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported completely covered roads across most of the southeastern corner of the state on its road conditions map. The Iowa Department of Transportation road conditions map indicated slightly better conditions, with patchy conditions south and east of Mason City, and completely covered roads north and west of Mason City. Roads were clear south of Cedar Falls.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported 145 crashes statewide by 11 a.m. Twelve of those crashes involved injuries, and one was a fatality involving a semi truck near St. Cloud. Additionally, troopers responded to 172 vehicles that spun out or went off of the roadway. 

FOX 47 Meteorologist Ted Schmidt said we can expect snowfall totals of 1 to 3 inches by the end of the day, on top of the ice forming from the morning's rain.

Winds will pick up throughout the day, which can cause blowing snow in some areas.

Stay tuned to FOX 47 for the latest weather updates.

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