Crow Wing, Cass counties in store for 2-4 inches of snow Tuesday, Dec. 29

Roads will be snow covered and slippery, National Weather Service says

Snow will move in this afternoon and spread from southwest to northeast. Expect the heaviest snow to fall late this afternoon and evening. Accumulations will generally be in the 2 to 4 inch range for most locations.

Crow Wing and Cass counties are under a winter weather advisory from Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 29, through Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, with 2-4 inches of snow possible to close out 2020.

The majority of central Minnesota is part of the advisory, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth. Snow is predicted to begin around 2 p.m. in Crow Wing and Cass counties.

The NWS says light to moderate snow will fall, and untreated roads will be snow covered and slippery. Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes may be slow, and people may want to consider changing holiday travel plans, the NWS said. The worst conditions will be late Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The NWS offers 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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