Winter arrives in full force
Wet snow clings to tree branches along a rural road in southern Carlton County Tuesday morning.
In a quick transition to winter weather, the region was slammed with snowstorms beginning Monday. Tuesday, the heavy, wet snow made for treacherous driving conditions and caused many delayed start times at local schools. Wednesday, most schools were closed due to the snowstorm. Though an early December snowfall is no surprise, winter doesn't technically begin until December 21.
In addition to the snow, frigid temps have swept the region.