Hundreds of Drivers Crash on Slick Minnesota Roads
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- The latest round of winter weather in Minnesota led to hundreds of crashes Tuesday.
State Patrol Lt. Gordon Shank says troopers responded to 337 wrecks statewide between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. 25 crashes in that time span resulted in injury and one crash in central Minnesota was fatal.
Shank also said 750 vehicle spin outs and 10 semis jackknifed during Tuesday’s heavy snowfall and wintry mix. Another round of mixed precipitation, fog and snow is expected to make travel slick throughout the day Wednesday in southeast Minnesota.
MnDOT says the most frequently-traveled roadways in the Rochester area are either partially or completely covered with snow and ice Wednesday morning.
Wednesday’s round of winter weather has again prompted closings and delays for several school districts in the region. Real-time road conditions are available in the KROC News App.