A total of 15.5 inches of snow fell over the course of this week's winter storm, according to measurements taken at the Worthington Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The total snowfall reflects what fell between 7 a.m, Tuesday and 7 a.m,. Thursday. In terms of precipitation, it translates into .68 inches of moisture.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation lifted the no- travel advisories on all state highways -- including Brown, Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin and Watonwan counties – at noon Thursday. While visibility had improved in these areas, there was still blowing and drifting snow and roads were snow covered. Motorists were advised to reduce speed and drive according to conditions.
Interstate 90 and most state highways in Nobles and Rock counties reopened to traffic at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. U.S. 59 south of Worthington and Minnesota 60 south of Worthington reopened to traffic at 2 p.m. Thursday. There were no reports of any traffic crashes or power outages locally as a result of the extreme weather.