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This was one of numerous accidents authorities were responding to Monday afternoon. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Hazardous driving conditions ahead with heavy snowfall

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Treacherous driving conditions descended on the Hubbard County region Monday, one giant snowflake at a time.

By mid-afternoon Monday authorities had responded to numerous reports of cars in ditches and one rollover near Akeley that caused minor injuries.

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Highway 34 was snow-packed with low visibility.

"You'll get a load of snow," said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Barrett. "That's the technical term."

Actually the Park Rapids area will see "seven to eight inches" of new snow with it tapering off to flurries by noon Tuesday, Barrett said.

The snow will come in bands.

"The storm system will move off to Lake Superior by tomorrow," he said. The region is in a winter storm watch until noon Tuesday.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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