Winter storm drops 10 inches of snow
Red Wing Public Works crews spent much of the day Tuesday digging the city out of 10 inches of snow that fell through the overnight and into the afternoon.
At 7 a.m., 6 1/2 inches of snow was recorded at the Red Wing Waste Water Treatment Plant. An additional 3 1/2 inches was recorded at 2:45 p.m.
"It was a battle this morning," said Goodhue County Highway Supt. Ron Scripture. County plows were out in force on the highways, but the snow fell just as fast as they could clear it.
"We had 17 routes that take two and a half to three hours to get through both ways," Scripture said. "But when it keeps coming down like it did, you couldn't tell the plows where doing anything."
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for central and southern Minnesota later in the day Tuesday, warning of gusting winds and poor visibility on roadways.
A snow emergency for Red Wing was in effect until noon today.
Every area school district canceled classes Tuesday.