Parts of MN buried under nearly 2 feet of snow

6:40 AM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
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DULUTH, Minn. - The latest in a series of unseasonably wintry blasts have buried northeastern Minnesota under more than a foot and a-half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools.

The National Weather Service says 22 inches of snow has fallen in the Lake County community of Two Harbors, with 20 inches at Lake Nichols in St. Louis County.

Thousands are reported without power and Duluth, Proctor and Cloquet are among the school districts canceling classes Friday.

Forecasters say the winter storm will move on Friday, with light snow lingering across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The deluge of snow has made travel extremely dangerous on roads across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The Minnesota State Patrol says 16-year-old Jonathon Pohlen of Houlton, Wis., was killed Thursday afternoon when he lost control on snowy Interstate 94 in eastern Minnesota, crossed over the median and collided with a truck's trailer.

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