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The most recent snowstorm dumped over a foot of snow on many parts of Minnesota, and traffic cameras were rolling and caught many crashes and spinouts as they happened earlier this week.

We've all heard many times how winter driving in Minnesota requires you to slow down, but these videos PROVE how treacherous driving in the winter can be if you're going too fast.

If you've lived in the Land of 10,000 (Snow-and-Ice-Covered) Lakes for any length of time, you know how to drive in the cold, snow, and ice, right? Those winter conditions require you to slow down, increase your stopping distance, and be extra aware. Not everyone heeds those warnings, though, as the Twitter page Midwest Safety points out.

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Midwest Safety, which says its Twitter page is staffed by 'Volunteers promoting traffic safety and 1st responders' recently posted a compilation of traffic crashes that happened over the two-day snowstorm that pummeled parts of the North Star State earlier this week.

The Minnesota State Patrol says its troopers responded to 291 crashes and 282 spinouts across the state Wednesday and Thursday. Luckily, most of them did not involve any injuries.

 

This video, which runs just over 2 minutes, highlights some of those crashes and spinouts, as recorded on Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) traffic cameras. It features a crash or spinout roughly every 5 seconds-- so, yeah, there is a LOT to look at.

So, take a look-- and use it as a reminder to slow down when you're out driving in the snow in the Bold North! Plus, keep scrolling to check out some of the more amusing names Minnesotans suggested for this most recent winter storm too.

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Better Names Than "Olive" For Minnesota's Epic Winter Storm

February 22nd and 23rd in 2023 are dates to remember as the time Mother Nature got ticked off at Minnesota. I'm not sure what we did but kids were out of school for days, roads closed, driveways drifted over, and the mad rush to grab last-minute items were the norm.

The name for the storm given by the National Weather Service was "Olive". I thought that name was a bit lame for a storm as massive as we saw so I asked around to see if anyone had a better idea for a name. And boy, they did!

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