Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
The first snowstorm of the winter season arrived Saturday causing misery on highways and roads, but joy to those who enjoy the pleasures and activities that come with snow.
According to the Pioneer Press, St. Paul got about 6 inches while Forest Lake saw 7.5 inches fall on them. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 290 accidents across Minnesota and 98 in the metro area. 21 of those in the metro involved injuries. As of Saturday night, the Pioneer Press reports that none of them were serious. Airport travel handled the snow well. According to Pat Hogan, a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport spokesperson, the average plane delay was about 15 minutes or less.
The Star Tribune took a lighter approach to their story. They reported that Duluth saw nearly 8 inches of snow Saturday and Two Harbors saw seven. However, they report that the Minnesota State Patrol reported more than 338 accidents statewide. They also report that Anoka County alone had 80 crashes. The State Patrol also reported no fatalities. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, about 1,700 homes in Brooklyn Park lost power for several hours due to the snowstorm, but the problem was resolved.