Weather Forecast


Snow creates dangerous driving conditions Sunday

Castle Rock resident Ted Van Cleave shared this picture of the blowing snow outside his Denmark Avenue home Sunday evening. The dangerous conditions caused Dakota County to pull all of its snowplows after dark Sunday. Plowing will resume Monday morning.

Sunday’s snow, high winds and dropping temperatures have resulted in several road closings in the Farmington area.

According to a dispatcher at the Dakota County Communications Center, Highway 3 north of the roundabout and south of County Road 46 was closed by the Minnesota State Patrol just after 1 p.m., due to an accident. That section of Highway 3 remains closed.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation describes conditions on Highway 3 and Highway 52 as hazardous. Drivers should expect heavy snow, white out conditions, and blowing and drifting snow.

Flagstaff Avenue south of 179th Street (the Lakeville border) to County Road 50 has also been closed until further notice.

According to the DCC dispatcher, Dakota County pulled all plow trucks after dark. Plows will not be on the roads again until daylight Monday.

Farmington School District 192 and Rosemount Apple Valley Eagan School District 196 have cancelled classes for Monday, due to the severe weather conditions. 

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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