Light snow and freezing rain causing difficult driving in parts of Northland
A mix of light snow, sleet and freezing rain is being reported in the Northland this morning - and it's causing difficult driving conditions on some roads, especially north and west of Duluth.
The Duluth airport reported mixed precipitation as of 7 a.m., with snow reported at Hibbing and Two Harbors. A weather spotter at Lake Nichols northwest of Duluth reported light sleet accumulation.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported difficult driving conditions on some Northland highways, including U.S. Highway 2 between Duluth and Grand Rapids, and Minnesota Highway 210 west of Carlton.
The Wrenshall school district canceled classes Thursday because of the weather and road conditions. No other Northland school districts reported delays or closures as of 7:30 a.m.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for most of the Northland, including the Twin Ports, Iron Range, North Shore and Northwestern Wisconsin, until 10 p.m. today. Mixed precipitation is forecast to change over to all snow today, with heavy snow possible for a time during the afternoon hours. Total snowfall may reach 3 to 6 inches in many locations by this evening.
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