A shelter offered some protection from the lingering bitter cold Tuesday morning as people waited for a bus on the corner of 5th and Minnesota Streets in St. Paul.
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Traffic slowly made its way in both directions of Hwy. 169 near Hwy. 7 in St. Louis Park. The extreme cold early Tuesday made black ice a risk for drivers.
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Enjoy the thaw before the next freeze
- Article by: MARY LYNN SMITH
- Star Tribune
- January 7, 2014 - 9:56 PM
A slow thaw is returning Minnesota to normal, but don’t stash those warm layers too far away: Lower-than-normal temperatures likely will return by the end of next week.
For now, an expected winter warm-up should have temperatures in the Twin Cities area reaching into the teens by Thursday and into the 30s by Friday. A possible high of 37 degrees on Sunday might ease the cringe from the temps just days ago that brought some of Minnesota to a freezing halt.
As temperatures inched up on Tuesday, calls to AAA Minnesota-Iowa dipped to 1,187, down from a record 3,000 calls on Monday, spokeswoman Gail Weinholzer said, and are eventually expected to fall back to normal — about 800 calls a day.
Mary Lynn Smith
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