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Snowblowers were put into action for the first time this winter. Gary Norris of Alexandria cleared a sidewalk along 6th Avenue and Irving Street. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

Winter storm moves through Douglas County

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news Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Big snowflakes are piling up throughout Douglas County, creating limited visibility, slippery spots and car crashes.

The county is under a winter storm watch until 3 a.m. Tuesday and a winter weather advisory until noon on Thursday. Snow accumulations of up to four inches were in the forecast and judging from the snow that was all ready on the ground by 1 p.m. today, that amount may be exceeded.

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The snow, which was mixed with sleet and light, freezing rain is expected to taper off by this evening. 

There were several crashes reported in and around Alexandria, although none were believed to be serious. The best advice: Use caution and drive slow.

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