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WILLMAR -- Freezing drizzle and rain made roads slick Sunday in west central Minnesota resulting in numerous accidents and vehicles sliding into ditches.

With 1 to 2 inches of snow expected today, along with 15-20 mph winds that could cause blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility, travel could still be tricky.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for central and south central Minnesota through today, which means periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's department warns motorists to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility.

Icy roads caused accidents throughout the state over the weekend, with some resulting in serious injuries in the Twin Cities and on I-94 near Rothsay.

Two people were injured in Stearns County Sunday when a driver lost control on icy roads and collided with another vehicle that crashed into an attached garage of a home in Melrose. The drivers and passengers received non-life-threatening injuries.

Most of the accidents reported in Kandiyohi County Saturday and Sunday caused by icy road conditions did not result in injuries.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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