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Though the driving lanes of an apartment building parking lot in the Uptown area of Minneapolis had been plowed, many residents' cars still needed shoveling Monday. (Pioneer Photo/Laurie Swenson)

Minneapolis-St. Paul digs out from storm

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The sheer volume of snow and vehicles entombed curbside are proving to be a challenge for plow drivers in the Twin Cities.

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St. Paul public works spokeswoman Shannon Tyree says city snow plow drivers fell behind on their efforts to clear the streets. Tyree says they're running out of places to put the snow.

The 17 inches recorded at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport makes it the fifth biggest snowfall on record for the Twin Cities. Airport runways are open and crews are busy melting mountains of snow.

The Metrodome roof collapsed from the snow, forcing Sunday's Minnesota Vikings-New York Giants game to be relocated to Detroit Monday night.

Some roadways were still virtually impassible Monday afternmoon. Minneapolis and St. Paul streets were clogged Monday evening as commuters made their way home on incompletely cleared roads.

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