More snow on the way
Beltrami County Dispatch reported "lots" of vehicles off the road Monday afternoon.
Mark Ewens, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D., said 2-4 inches of snow was predicted for Monday with 4-8 more inches of snow expected to fall overnight.
Ewens said the snow was predicted more for the Bemidji area than farther west.
"Better you than us," he said. "We've had our share, and we'll get more yet."
With the Bemidji temperature at 34 degrees Monday afternoon, the snow was wet, making roads extremely slippery. About one-half of an inch of wet snow had fallen by mid-afternoon.
Ewens said this kind of snowstorm is common in late fall.
"If we're going to get the big storms, it's this time of year, when it's still warm in the south and the cold air is coming in from the north," he said.
Ewens said the big winds would come in on the backside of the snowstorm on Tuesday.