Weather Forecast

Blizzard conditions Sunday were not limited to remote, rural areas. High winds along Business 71 near Robbins Island in Willmar created areas of severely diminished visibility. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Another wintry blast brings traffic to a standstill


WILLMAR — Travel came to a standstill across the region Sunday as strong winds brought blowing and drifting snow and treacherous driving conditions.

In the storm’s wake, virtually all area school districts — from Willmar and New London-Spicer to BOLD, Yellow Medicine East and Paynesville — canceled classes today.

The blizzard-like conditions were the latest in a seemingly unending series of winter blasts: snow, then wind, then bitter cold.

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