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Hint of spring buried

Snow piled up on cars parked by the Lakewood Apartments in North Alexandria Tuesday morning. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)1 / 2
Aaron Korynta blew snow off his neighbor’s driveway on Lake Street Tuesday.2 / 2

Just when we thought spring might finally arrive, a snowstorm early Tuesday morning buried roads, driveways and vehicles under several inches of snow.

Douglas County was under a winter storm warning until 7 a.m. Wednesday and up to 11 inches of accumulation was in the forecast.

The heavy snow closed schools in Alexandria, Osakis and Brandon-Evansville on Tuesday.

Spring officially arrives on the calendar at 11:57 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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