(NBC News) A late-season storm that brought bands of heavy, wet snow to the Midwest and Plains states headed eastward on Thursday.

Parts of southeastern and eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin were expected to get snow, the National Weather Service predicted. reported that the storm had "dumped up to 13 inches of snow in Owatonna, Minnesota,where I-35 was closed early Thursday due to snow and downed power lines. Up to 14 inches of snow has been measured in Ellsworth, Wisconsin".

The unwelcome powder still managed to cause disturbances in towns and cities that had thought it was safe to put away their shovels and ice salt.

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