State Patrol: 'Expect Icy Patches and Slippery Spots'

The Tuesday morning commute was better than Monday, but drivers will still find below-average speeds on roads between Minnetonka and Minneapolis.

Roads throughout the area are improving, but drivers will find reduced speeds on local roads.

Lieutenent Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol said drivers should plan on doubling their normal commute times and "expect icy patches and slippery spots."

Delays are currently being reported on multiple roads in the west Metro, including most interstate arteries. 

The light traffic Monday night and early Tuesday morning gave state and local transportaion departments a chance to tackle the compacted snow clinging to most area roads—blamed for giving most drivers the most problems.

No serious accidents are currently on the radar.

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At least a foot of snow fell in Minnetonka Sunday and into Monday, setting up what in some places was a downright dangerous morning commute to start the work week.

Trained spotters from the National Weather Service confirmed 12 inches in both Shorewood and Minnetonka late Sunday evening. 

Hennepin County Emergency Management tweeted Sunday that weather was blamed for causing at least 300 accidents throughout the state as of 6 p.m.

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