Minnesota State Patrol: Nearly 500 crashes, another 614 spinouts during snowstorm
An October snowstorm arrived in Minnesota Tuesday, causing headaches for many on the roads.
The Minnesota State Patrol said, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., it responded to 493 crashes and 614 vehicle spinouts. Additionally, 22 semis jackknifed.
Of those crashes, 48 reportedly resulted in injuries with one resulting in serious injuries near Motley.
#MSPNumbers Statewide 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 10/20/20: 346 crashes (34 with injury, 1 serious-near Motley/0 fatal) & 345 veh spin out/off the road & 17 jackknifed semis.— State Patrol PIO (@MSPPIO) October 20, 2020
#MSPNumbers Statewide 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 10/20/20: 147 crashes (14 with injury, 0 serious/fatal) & 269 veh spin out/off the road & 5 jackknifed semis.— State Patrol PIO (@MSPPIO) October 21, 2020
A winter storm warning is in effect until 10 p.m. for several Minnesota and Wisconsin counties. You can track the latest weather advisories here.
Snowfall totals between 3 and 6 inches were expected throughout much of the state.