221 crashes statewide in about 16 hours Saturday, State Patrol says
As a winter weather advisory remains in effect, multiple crashes across the metro caused delays Saturday night.
According to the State Patrol, between noon and 9:30 p.m., there were 166 crashes statewide — 15 had injuries. Seventy-nine vehicles spun out and five semi-trucks jackknifed. There were no serious injuries or fatalities.
The Move Over Law, named for State Patrol Trooper Ted Foss who was killed on a shoulder in Winona in 2000, requires drivers to move over a full lane from stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights on roads with two or more lanes. If you’re unable to move over, reduce your speed.
Earlier Saturday — between 6 a.m. and noon — the Minnesota State Patrol reported 55 crashes statewide. Ten were injury crashes, one serious. Ten vehicles also spun out and two semi-trucks jackknifed.
In total, there have been 221 crashes in less than 16 hours Saturday.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for multiple counties in and around the metro through 6 a.m. Sunday.
A multi-vehicle crash shut down part of Interstate 94 near downtown St. Paul Saturday evening.
Minnesota traffic management cameras showed emergency vehicles on the highway shortly after 8 p.m. near Ethan Street. The road is closed on the westbound side and traffic is being diverted.
It is unknown how many vehicles are involved or if there are any injuries at this time.
On eastbound Highway 36 near White Bear Avenue, a semi-cab rolled over around 8:30 p.m. in Maplewood.
Also around 8:30 p.m., a crash caused delays on Interstate 694 eastbound near Main Street near Fridley.
This is a developing situation. Stay with kstp.com for updates.
In greater Minnesota, troopers responded to a number of crashes and jackknifed semis as snow fell throughout the day.
WC MN Troopers currently out at crashes/jackknifed semis (4:45pm) I94 mp 13, 14, 38, 49, 101, 118, 127, 132, 155, 162. Several crashes on other highways throughout region. Please slow down & buckle up. Keep the cruise control OFF. #DriveSmart these photos I94 near Rothsay -no inj pic.twitter.com/cXdmQkgPQW— Sgt. Jesse Grabow (@MSPPIO_NW) November 13, 2021