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Crusty, icy snow covers vehicles in downtown Red Wing Monday afternoon after about an inch fell.

Winter goes out with bang

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Winter goes out with bang
Red Wing Minnesota 2760 North Service Drive / P.O. Box 15 55066

Spring officially starts today, but it didn't look like it Monday when a late-season snow storm swept through the region.

An inch of snow was recorded at the Red Wing Waste Water Treatment Plant at 7 a.m., with an additional 1.2 inches recorded throughout the day.

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Red Wing public schools closed two hours early over concerns of snow accumulation and increasing winds throughout the afternoon. The school district then had a two-hour delayed start Tuesday morning.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a driving advisory for U.S. Highway 61 for most of Monday afternoon and evening, warning of difficult driving conditions, icy patches, blowing snow and reduced visibility.

The sun was shining by 5 p.m. Monday, but strong winds blew gusts of snow across highways, obscuring road markings.

The National Weather Service is forecasting sub-freezing temperatures for the rest of the week.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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