Snow and wind causes closures

Airport flights, mail delivery, bus services and other events were cancelled Saturday in the wake of a blizzard that swept across the metro area.

Most of the metro area got 14 inches to 18 inches of snow with Shakopee recording the highest amount at 21.5 inches, while wind gusted reached up to 60 mph.

According to the Pioneer Press the snowfall was not as bad as the record-breaking Halloween blizzard in 1991, in which 28.4 inches covered the ground.

Many retail stores decided to close early as some opted not to open at all. Metro Transit stopped running their 220 buses after about 158 were immobilized by the snow. Around 300 flights were cancelled at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and about halfway through the day it was too dangerous to deliver mail.

Most roadways will be plowed by Monday, but icy roads are forecasted for Monday and Tuesday as snow melted from a sunny Sunday turns to ice, the Star Tribune reported.

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