The icy roads have led to at least two deaths. One car driver was killed after crashing into a semi-truck in south central Minnesota. The Carver County Sheriff's Office reports another driver died after crashing in a ditch southwest of Minneapolis.
Since 5 a.m., Minnesota State Patrol had responded to 475 crashes and more than 700 spin outs as of 7 p.m. More than 200 flights had been either canceled or delayed at M-S-P International today and 4 runways were closed off.
An evening flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Rochester set to land at 8:15 p.m. was one of the flights canceled. Both Delta and Southwest Airlines are allowing passengers coming in and out of MSP to re-book their flights at no additional cost.
MnDOT snowplows are out pre-treating highways with salt tonight in preparation for the snow system coming Tuesday night into Monday morning.
In Southeast Minnesota, Rochester Public Utilities said a transmission line west of Rochester was being affected by the strong winds, rain, and possible ice, that caused for some flickering of power.