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Snow showers result in slippery roads in Brainerd lakes area

Posted: November 15, 2011 - 11:04pm
Snow lingered Tuesday afternoon along the shore of the Mississippi River in Brainerd after early morning precipitation covered the area.  Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
Snow lingered Tuesday afternoon along the shore of the Mississippi River in Brainerd after early morning precipitation covered the area.

The first sight of snow Tuesday morning caused a few headaches for motorists in the Brainerd lakes area.

Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office responded to several calls assisting drivers with their vehicles that went in the ditch, including calls on Pine Beach Road and Highway 371 in Fort Ripley.

The State Patrol also responded to several calls from motorists offering assistance. The Little Falls Police Department responded to a few calls from motorists who went in the ditch because of the black ice.

According to the National Weather Service, Duluth, there is a 20 percent chance of snow showers in Brainerd Wednesday.

Temperatures will remain cool in the Brainerd area through the rest of the week, with highs of 25-30 degrees Wednesday, 32-37 degrees Thursday, 38-43 degrees Friday and 28-33 degrees Saturday.

A chance of snow also returns Friday night, with the weather service forecasting a 20 percent chance. The chance for snow increases Saturday, with a 60 percent chance of snow during the day and a 50 percent chance of light snow at night.