The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, in effect from 8 pm tonight through 10 am Thursday for Douglas, Todd, Stevens, and Pope Counties.

A heavy wintry mix of snow and freezing drizzle, along with wind gusts in excess of 50 mph. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph.

Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

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Near-blizzard conditions are possible with the visibility dropping under 1 mile as northwest winds gusting in excess of 50 mph tonight. Also, a flash freeze on roadways on other surfaces is likely as rain this evening quickly transitions to a wintry mix and temperatures plummet into the teens.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5-1-1. Road conditions can also be found at 511mn.org.

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