Icy roads lead to multiple spinouts, crashes in metro area
Road conditions vary throughout the metro area Thursday as plows continue to clear roads following Wednesday’s snowfall.
Shortly before 7 a.m., multiple crashes and spinouts were reported by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
Temperatures around the metro area were below zero, with wind chill advisories in effect for the entire state. Drivers are being reminded to be prepared for weather conditions in case of a crash and to also prepare their vehicles for the elements.
-15 (wind chill -35) this is not the weather to let your veh get low on fuel. I strongly recommend trying to fuel up when you get near half empty. This motorist stated the veh indicated it had 30 miles before going empty (2 miles ago) I wouldn’t rely on that – please #BePrepared pic.twitter.com/0L4BapVGn8— Sgt. Jesse Grabow (@MSPPIO_NW) January 6, 2022
Around 8:30 a.m., the Minnesota State Patrol told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS six vehicles crashed in the center median in the area of Highway 61 and 70th Street in St. Paul. Authorities say there were no injuries during that incident.
MnDOT also reported a crash on eastbound US 10 between 93rd Lane and I-35W. A KSTP photographer says there was an overturned snowplow in that area.
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