Blizzards in the Midwest filed heavy snow on Thursday, causing gusty winds over Minnesota and parts of the Dakota.
Moorhead-Alexandria area west of Minnesota had fallen as much as 1
The snowline ended just northwest of the Twin Cities around the Elk River, Hasenstein said.
The snowfall At Minneapolis Airport, the peak reached about 3 inches, then the rain started early Thursday and melted the snow cover.
The Minnesota State Patrol tweeted that road conditions were poor in much of western Minnesota. Transport officials said road conditions in much of the center and north of the state were completely covered in ice and snow, and windy conditions would have created further problems.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said it was better to wait for the conditions to improve when travel is not necessary.
The Meteorological Service said an estimated 18 inches of snow had fallen on the early Thursday afternoon near Finland on the Minnesota North Shore.
North Dakota officials issued a travel recommendation for the eastern part of the state for icy roads and limited visibility. Stormy winds created blizzard conditions in Jamestown, North Dakota and north Dakota, where transport agents dropped down a quarter mile along a section of Highway 10.
Bus service for Fargo, ND and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., Was suspended on Thursday afternoon due to deteriorating road conditions. The service is expected to resume on Friday following a normal schedule.
The National Weather Service issued Blizzard warnings for the center of South Dakota, East Dakota and West Minnesota. It was expected that the storm in the region would drop more than a foot of snow before it ended on Friday.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol issued a travel warning for parts of the surrounding North Dakota, including Bismarck and Devils Lake. In the east of North Dakota, the wind was to be brought up to 50 km / h, which led to blizzard conditions mainly in the Red River Valley.
University campuses, courthouses, and city buildings across North Dakota were closed on Thursday, including the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.