Crow Wing, Cass counties in line for possible 3-6 inches of snow March 10 into March 11

National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory


Cass and Crow Wing counties remain in a winter weather advisory Wednesday evening, March 10, through Thursday morning, March 11, with 3 to 6 inches of snow possible.

A rain/snow mix may occur from around noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with snow expected from after 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth. The worst conditions are expected Wednesday night with snow ending Thursday morning.

Wind gusts of 40 mph are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The weather service offers the following ice storm safety tips:

  • Have an emergency kit in case the power goes out.
  • Avoid driving. If you must drive, drive slowly and give extra space to the cars in front of you.
  • Watch out for downed branches and trees, and stay away from downed power lines.

The weather service also shares the following winter driving safety tips:


  • Clear snow and ice from windows and lights.
  • Brake early. Leave twice the amount of room for stopping.
  • Don't use cruise control in wintry conditions.
  • Don't cut in front of other vehicles.
  • Take it slow. Delay travel if feasible.


Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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