Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

National Weather Service: EF-1 tornado hit Upshur, Harrison counties

National Weather Service: EF-1 tornado hit Upshur, Harrison counties

In Mitchell, snow plow crews made progress by clearing streets and roadways.

As of 1 p.m., Chanhassen reported a total of 14.3 inches since the snow began on Friday, up from 10.5 inches on Saturday night.

The storm system prompted Enbridge Energy to temporarily shutter twin oil and gas pipelines in MI that may have been recently damaged by a ship anchor strike. Interstate 8 through the East County mountains will also be impacted.

Mitchell also saw record-breaking lowest high temperature for April on Saturday of 29 degrees, 2 degrees cooler than the lowest high of 31 recorded in 1983, according to the National Weather Service.

Hundreds of flights have been canceled in Minneapolis as a deadly storm system sweeps across the central USA, bringing heavy snowfall, powerful winds and rain to several states.

Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says 469 flights were canceled before one runway reopened shortly after 10 p.m.

"We're still going to be well below normal for this time of year", she said. "It's a real inconvenience". No travel was advised throughout the area through Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Light rail trains faced some delays as rail lights and signals were obscured by the fast-falling snow.

It's the winter that doesn't seem to want to end, and it will continue over the next couple days.

More snow is due Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, which puts the probability of 4 inches or more in the Twin Cities at about 40 percent.

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