MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The latest on the winter storm affecting Minnesota:

Twin Cities commuters were battling another round of snow that arrived just in time for the ride home.

Roads were wet for the Monday evening commute as a second band of snow pushed northward. Earlier Monday, the State Patrol reports the Twin Cities saw nearly 250 crashes and spinouts - none fatal - as a snowy burst snarled morning rush hour traffic.

The National Weather Service says about 4 inches of snow has fallen so far at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Up to 2 inches has fallen at the weather service office in Chanhassen.

Comfrey, in south-central Minnesota, had received 5.5 inches by early evening while Redwood Falls, in southwestern Minnesota, reported 4.5 inches.

The threat of heavy snow prompted many schools in southwestern and south-central Minnesota to close schools early and cancel evening activities.