UPDATED: Three Inches of Snow Reported In Eden Prairie

Snow, rain and freezing rain are in the forecast through Tuesday in Eden Prairie. Plows are expected to begin clearing streets around 3 a.m.

Correction: Eden Prairie Schools grades 7 to 12 were previously scheduled to not have school Monday because it is the end of the quarter, according to the calendar. The story has been corrected to show this.


Updated 10:40 p.m. Jan. 27: As of late Sunday night, travel on all major roads around Eden Prairie was listed as "fair," according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). That was an improvement from the "difficult" travel conditions reported around 5 p.m.

The Star Tribune reported Sunday night that the Minnesota State Patrol responded to "367 crashes statewide from noon to 8:30 p.m."


As of 5 p.m. Sunday, a weather spotter reported 3 inches of snow in Eden Prairie, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

That means Eden Prairie plows are expected to start clearing streets around 3 a.m. Monday. According to the city's website, "Whenever it snows two inches or more, all vehicles must not be parked on City streets to allow efficient snow removal operations."

The snow is from a weather system that hit Sunday morning and continued throughout the day. Eden Prairie has been in a winter weather advisory since Sunday morning; it expires at 6 a.m. Monday.

Travel on all major roads around Eden Prairie was listed as "difficult," according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The road conditions map is continually updated, so drivers can check it Monday before heading to work.

MnDOT was not advising travel on southcentral and southeastern Minnesota roads on Sunday night. Those areas received more freezing rain than the Twin Cities.

The NWS has forecast fog before 9 a.m. Monday in Eden Prairie, and snow and freezing rain from midnight Monday through Tuesday.

High temperatures Monday and Tuesday will hover around the low to mid-30s in Eden Prairie. The NWS expects Tuesday night's low temperature to drop to 12 degrees.

As of 8 p.m. Sunday, Eden Prairie Schools had not issued any alerts or cancellations, so classes are expected to start on time Monday morning for kindergarten to sixth grade. Seventh to 12th grade were previously expected to be closed Monday.

Check Eden Prairie Patch for more updates Monday and Tuesday.

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