MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Snow is blanketing parts of Minnesota as the calendar moves toward mid-March. It is causing quite the travel issue across the Twin Cities.

There were numerous crashes and backups Sunday in the metro area. One multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 694 at Highway 65 forced the westbound lanes to shut down for at least an hour. No serious injuries were reported in the crash.

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The Minnesota State Patrol reports between Noon and 8:30 p.m. Sunday there were 227 crashes in the Twin Cities metro. Twenty-five people suffered injuries. No one was killed.

The National Weather Service says more than 6 inches had fallen near Madelia in southern Minnesota by Sunday afternoon.

Other snowfall reports include more than 5 inches in Windom, 4.5 inches near Currie and 4 inches in Marshall.

Forecasters say up to 11 inches of snow could fall in an area from west-central to south-central Minnesota by Monday.