Blizzard warning has ended, but winter weather and wind chill advisories remain in effect through Jan. 6

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Jan. 5—CHANHASSEN, Minn. — The blizzard warning for west central Minnesota ended at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, but a winter weather advisory remains in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday and a wind chill advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast for the region includes snow and blowing snow, with winds gusting up to 40 mph. Additional snow accumulation of one inch is expected.

Drivers should plan on slippery road conditions throughout the day. Blowing snow can significantly reduce visibility.

The dangerously cold wind chills will continue through Thursday and can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

The NWS recommends having a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel. If you get stranded, remain with your vehicle. Use caution and wear appropriate clothing while traveling outside.

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