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Winter weather blasts the region

New snow totaling 4-9 inches could hit the area today as a late-winter storm rolls through Minnesota.

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MnDOT file photo An undated file photo of a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow clearing a highway. A National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisory forecasting two to five inches for much of southern and central Minnesota. Motorists can expect slippery roads Tuesday and Wednesday.

WILLMAR – Minnesotans are being reminded that winter is not quite over yet.

Snow is already moving into the region and the entire southwest corner of the state is under either a winter storm warning or winter weather advisory that’s expected to last until late afternoon or early evening.

According to the National Weather Service, 5-9 inches of snow could hit the storm warning areas, which includes Renville and Redwood counties and areas to the south.

About 3-5 inches of snow is predicted in counties currently included in the weather advisory area, including Kandiyohi, Meeker, Swift, Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, Yellow Medicine counties.

Heavy snow, slippery roads and hazardous travel conditions are possible, according to the weather service.

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According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, roads in Renville County and areas to the south are completely covered in snow.

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