Inclement weather leads to slick roads, several crashes in western Minnesota
A mix of rain, sleet and snow moved over parts of western Minnesota Thursday, causing slick roads that led to several crashes.
The Minnesota State Patrol said in Kittson County, in the northwest corner of the state, windy and icy conditions blew a semi and a plow off the road.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
RT @MSPPIO_NW: NW MN Hwy11 mp19 between Donaldson & Karlstad (Kittson Co.) It’s windy & icy enough to have blown this semi off the road. A short while later a plow came by to assist and was also blown off the icy road. No inj. pic.twitter.com/2yPnkMl1R0— MN State Patrol (@MnDPS_MSP) April 2, 2020
Similar conditions were reported in Clay County as the State Patrol said it received several reports of crashes, vehicles sliding off the road and jackknifed semis Thursday afternoon.
RT @MSPPIO_NW: WC MN – Troopers are out w/several crashes, vehicles slid off road and jackknifed semis currently in the last few minutes: I-94 & Hwy10 in Clay County. This semi I-94 a few miles east of Moorhead (no inj) pic.twitter.com/QVZXe4DZSI— MN State Patrol (@MnDPS_MSP) April 2, 2020
Meanwhile, according to Carver County officials, flooding forced a closure along County Road 123 from 42nd to 50th streets.
According to KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas, that mix of bad weather is expected to make its way across the rest of the state Friday, likely making for unpleasant road conditions in parts of the state.