Theory: A two-inch snow fall with a fair amount of wind is more dangerous than a foot-deep snowfall in calm conditions.
Penn Ave & 394
I-35W and 49th:
694 & 15th (Oakdale)
These are not rush-hour pictures from the MnDOT camera. They were taken around 10:30.
Outside of the Twin Cities, MnDOT has released this info:
Southwest-West – Willmar
All state highways in Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles and Rock are closed due to high winds causing zero visibility and heavy drifting. Snowplow drivers are unable to keep these areas clear.
The following are closure points (locations of gates to close highways)
I-90 from Fairmont west (I-90 is also closed in South Dakota).
Highway 60 from St. James west.
Highway 71 from Sanborn south.