MARSHALL (KMHL) – Schools in southwest Minnesota are closing today as a major winter storm moved through the region just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until noon today for the Marshall area and much of southwest Minnesota. Road conditions across the region are reported to be completely covered by snow and ice and many areas are seeing reduced visibility, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

According to the National Weather Service, the Marshall area saw around 4 inches of snow. Other totals around the area, the weather service reports 5.5 inches of snow in Minneota, nearly 7 inches of snow fell in the Fairmont area. Weather officials also report 7 inches of snow near Tea, South Dakota. Three inches of snow was reported in Olivia, while the Twin Cities Metro area saw between 7-and-10 inches of snow.

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