Parts of the Upper Midwest got hit with a heavy snowfall Saturday that caused more than 400 traffic accidents in Minnesota and two deaths in Wisconsin. Nearly a foot of snow had fallen in parts of the Twin Cities area by Saturday evening, downing trees and causing sporadic power outages. The storm that began late Friday night was blamed for a collision Saturday morning that killed both drivers and left a passenger hospitalized. The sheriff’s department in Wisconsin’s Bayfield County said the storm produced “rapidly deteriorating road conditions” that likely contributed to the crash. However, the snow in both states isn’t expected to stick around for long. Recent warm weather means the ground is still relatively warm and meteorologists said temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to high 30s for the next few days.

At this point, everyone’s best bet is to stay inside!!