MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Snow is moving across Minnesota and it's expected to cause issues.

According to the National Weather Service, a period of very heavy snow is expected to begin late Monday morning in west central and south central Minnesota, move across the rest of the state into the afternoon and then travel into west central Wisconsin.

Five to 7 inches is expected along and north of Redwood Falls to Red Wing to Eau Claire, Wis. line, with 3 to 5 inches expected to the south.

The storm is expected to have severe impacts on the evening commute across central and east central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities area, and west central Wisconsin.

Mankato public schools are shutting down early, with elementary schools closing at noon and secondary schools at 12:30 p.m.

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