Hundreds of Crashes Statewide as Snow Impacts Afternoon Commute

January 09, 2017 10:16 PM

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. there were more than 400 crashes statewide. More than 200 vehicles spun out during the time period.

I-35 northbound was shut down Monday afternoon due to a crash at County Road 70 between the Deuce Road exit and 210th Street West exit near Lakeville. 

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As of 7 p.m., Metro Transit reported that 66 percent of its buses were running behind schedule due to the snow and traffic backups.

KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says most areas will end up with an inch of snow Monday, possibly 2 inches in a few areas. Another round of snow is expected overnight and continue into Tuesday. Snow is possible in Tuesday evening as well.  

RELATED: Minnesota Sees Wind Chills in the Double Digits Below Zero

Looking ahead, temperatures are expected to drop Thursday, with overnight temperatures below zero. Temperatures on Friday are also expected to remain below zero.

Find the latest weather updates here.


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