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Snowfall hits as predicted

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt The predicted snowfall began late morning Friday and continued through the day. By 2 p.m. all roads out of New Ulm were partially covered or completely covered by snow. Above, a shopkeeper works to keep up with the snow on Minnesota Street. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Saturday across western and south central Minnesota. Snow accumulation of four to seven inches is anticipated. The heavy snow was expected to taper off by evening but light snow would continue overnight. Blowing snow, reducing surface visibility. Wind gust of up 50 mphs are expected Saturday.

The predicted snowfall began late morning Friday and continued through the day. By 2 p.m. all roads out of New Ulm were partially covered or completely covered by snow. Above, a shopkeeper works to keep up with the snow on Minnesota Street.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Saturday across western and south central Minnesota. Snow accumulation of four to seven inches is anticipated. The heavy snow was expected to taper off by evening but light snow would continue overnight. Blowing snow, reducing surface visibility. Wind gust of up 50 mphs are expected Saturday.

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