DULUTH, Minn. - Snow is creating hazardous conditions as it continues to fall in parts of Minnesota as a winter-like storm packing strong winds rolls through the region.

More than a half foot of snow fell in northern Minnesota by late Friday, causing more than 200 crashes, two of them fatal.

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Authorities say 26-year-old Alvaro A. Rodriguez of Pierz was driving a Kia Sorrento south on Highway 25 in Crow Wing County when he lost control and was hit by a semi Friday morning.

A truck driver also died Friday after losing control on a snowy freeway and going off a bridge on Interstate 35 into the St. Louis River near Scanlon, just west of Duluth, Minnesota.