BRAINERD -- White-out conditions caused a multi-vehicle pile-up on Highway 371 north of Brainerd near Gull Lake on Friday.

The Minnesota State Patrol says there were no life-threatening injuries in the multi-vehicle crash.

Preliminary reports may have involved 20-30 vehicles. Several motorists were bused from the scene to a local fire hall.

The crash began around 11:45 a.m.

Strong winds whipped up snow across much of the western and northern parts of the state promoting blizzard warnings and winter weather advisories throughout the day on Friday.

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State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow says some highways in western and northern Minnesota had 100s of motorists stranded due to zero visibility. Troopers & Law Enforcement were able to assist & escort off the highways.

MnDOT says there have been multiple crashes on Interstate 94 near Clearwater as well.  Posting the picture below on its Twitter account.

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