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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Snow continues to fall in parts of Minnesota as a winter-like storm packing strong winds rolls through the region.

A-half foot of snow is expected in northern Minnesota by later Friday, with additional accumulations in some local spots. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says northern roads are snow-covered and slippery, including Highway 53 between Duluth and the Iron Range and Highway 2 between Duluth and Grand Rapids.

The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood warning where strong, gusty winds are expected to generate waves of 14 to 17 feet along Lake Superior. In northwestern Wisconsin, Highways 2 and 13 along Chequamegon Bay west of Ashland were closed Friday morning because of lakeshore flooding.

A winter storm warning was posted for Ashland and Hurley in Wisconsin where lake effect snow may reach 11 inches.

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