Snowstorm Update: Oakdale Receives Nearly 12 Inches of Snow, Schools Not Canceled

Snow fell heavily across Oakdale and much of the Twin Cities Sunday.

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Oakdale and the surrounding area received up to 11.7 inches of snow after a blizzard rolled through much of the state Sunday.

The National Weather Service predicted the Oakdale area would receive up to 10 inches of snow from the storm. 

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District did not cancel school Monday due to the storm and started classes on time. 

A spokeswoman of the Oakdale Police Department said calls regarding accidents in Oakdale were not bad despite the storm.  

Sunday’s snowstorm was the biggest for the Twin Cities since Feb. 20, 2011, when more than 11 inches fell, according to WCCO meteorologist Chris Shaffer .

The biggest storm last winter (Dec. 3) was only 4.2 inches, Shaffer said.

As of 6 a.m. Monday, the Minnesota State Patrol reported 637 crashes statewide, with 63 involving injuries and one fatality, according to Lt. Eric Roeske, of the Minnesota State Patrol. Almost 1,139 spinouts and slides off slippery roads also were reported, he said.

As for the rest of the day, Oakdale should see occasional flurries Monday afternoon and a high of 13 degrees and a low of 4 degrees. Tuesday will also see flurries with a high of 22 degrees. 


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