Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rochester and surrounding communities in southeast Minnesota remain under a Winter Storm Warning until 3 p.m. Thursday. 

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The warning took effect at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Rochester was predicted to receive 5-8 inches of snow with pockets in Fillmore and Winona Counties told to expect between 6 and 9 inches of new snow. 

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The overnight unofficial snowfall report from the National Weather Service indicates Rochester picked up between 3.8 and 5.5 inches of snow. Officials have measured 6 inches of snow in Dodge Center and Utica, over 5 inches in Winona, 5 inches in La Crescent and 2 inches in Austin. Floyd, IA picked up 8 inches of new snow overnight, the report says. 

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MnDOT says as of 6 a.m. that all the major roadways in the region are partially or completely covered in snow and ice. Rochester Public Schools called off classes Thursday. 

1-19-23 road conditions. MnDOT
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State Troopers responded to 54 crashes across Minnesota between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Five of the crashes involved an injury and none were fatal. The State Patrol reported 95 spinouts and one jack-knifed semi. 

Rochester Public Transit is telling riders to expect delays. RPT also suspended route 314, which connected the downtown area to southwest Rochester, shortly before 6 a.m. The route has since resumed service.

Real-time road conditions along with the latest weather-related announcements are available in the KROC News App.

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