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Stranded on a Snowy Highway? Here's What to Do

Stranded on the median, Angel Abendano, left, and Santiago Cuevas wait for assistance after losing control of their vehicle on the Pennyrile Parkway Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 after the first snow storm of the season dropped upwards of 5 inches of snow and ice - Photo: AP/The Gleaner, Mike Lawrence

Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:
- Pull off the highway and make yourself visible to rescuers. Turn on hazard lights and tie a bright cloth to your antenna or door handle.

Semi Crash Involving Trooper, Rogers Police Caught on Camera

Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen looks at the damage to the SUV.  - Photo: KSTP-TV/Jeff Ganahl

A crash in Rogers involving a Minnesota State Trooper and a Rogers police officer was caught on camera overnight.

The crash happened just after 10 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 94, just east of Highway 101. Officials say the trooper and officer were responding to a jackknifed semi when another semi hit their squad cars. They say the road was glare ice at the time of the accident.

Winter Weather is Here: Very Cold Air Expected this Week

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Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says Minnesotans can expect another light coating of snow Tuesday in addition to Monday’s snowfall, although only about ½ inch is expected across the Twin Cities metro area now.

Strong Storms Roll Across Northern Minnesota

Storm clouds in Forest Lake on Wednesday night - Photo: Courtesy of Tonicia Maleski

More storms rolled across the state Thursday, causing damage and power outages near Brainerd.

The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday. A flash flood warning was also in effect for portions of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties.

Slight Chance of Severe Storms as More Rain Falls

Flooding in Clara City, in western Minnesota. - Photo courtesy of @danschoen54a/Twitter

Some heavy rain moved through the Twin Cities Monday night. Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says the severe weather threat is diminishing as a line of storms west of the Twin Cities moves in.

23K Lose Power as Storms Hit N.D., Minnesota

Cary Schmies snapped this picture around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Duluth as the storm passed through. - Photo: Cary Schmies

A line of severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail came through North Dakota and continued into central and northern Minnesota overnight.

The National Weather Service reported 69 mph winds at the Grand Forks Airport at 8 p.m. Monday. KSTP Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow also said Grand Forks had about 3-5 inches of rain in six hours.

Rock County Designated Primary Disaster Zone

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Farmers in four southwestern Minnesota counties are eligible for federal help with crop damage caused by recent heavy rain and hail.