Slippery Roads Slow Down Thursday Morning Commute

Updated: 12/05/2013 9:11 AM
Created: 12/05/2013 6:12 AM
By: Jennie Olson

Minnesota drivers will want to leave early again Thursday morning. Roads are still very slippery, so commuters are reminded to drive slowly and take it easy.

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Minnesota State Patrol handled 481 crashes. More than 50 people were hurt and one person was killed.

There were also more than 700 vehicle spin-outs or vehicles off the road and eight jackknifed semis.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding everyone to be cautious about traveling in extreme winter weather. Cold, snow and ice are demanding on cars, drivers and passengers, and most importantly, extreme winter weather can threaten your life.

Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans find themselves stranded on the roadside. Here are some tips from DPS about how you should prepare for an emergency.

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A look at traffic on Wednesday after snow impacted the commute.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Few Clouds
71° | 52°
  • Feels like: 59° F
  • Wind: ENE 5mph
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Mon Windy with showers ending
    70° | 45°
  • Tue Times of sun and clouds
    62° | 43°
  • Wed Showers possible
    60° | 50°
  • Thu Thunderstorms
    68° | 48°