Snow buries Duluth area

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Dec 4, 2013 at 6:26 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — It's the snowstorm that just keeps on giving.

The unrelenting storm has spread about 2 feet of snow in northeastern Minnesota and continued for a third day Wednesday. The heavy snow has contributed to dozens of traffic accidents around Duluth, closed the University of Minnesota Duluth and most other schools in the area and even shut down the Bentleyville holiday lights display.

A National Weather Service observer reported 26 inches of snow north of Two Harbors late Tuesday night. Duluth was buried under at least 16 inches. Forecasters say much of the region will see another 8 to 12 inches Wednesday. By the time the winter storm warning ends Thursday morning, snowfall totals could approach 3 feet in some areas.

Temperatures are expected to drop fast Thursday with daytime highs barely making it to zero.

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