State Patrol: More than 400 crashes, over 700 spinouts since Monday night

State Patrol: More than 400 crashes, over 700 spinouts since Monday night Photo: Minnesota State Patrol

February 13, 2019 05:38 PM

The Minnesota State Patrol is reminding drivers to slow down and move over on the roads.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, the state patrol wrote, "Troopers. MnDOT plows. Deputies and officers. Tow truck drivers. All were hit Tuesday by passing motorists."

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State patrol: More than 300 crashes on Minnesota roads since Monday night

The agency reminded drivers to slow down when it's snowing or road conditions warrant it, and to move over and give plenty of room to plows and officers who are pulled over. "If you can't (move over), slow down even more," the post read.

The state patrol reported 360 crashes from 10:30 p.m. Monday until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, and another 81 crashes from midnight until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

During that 36-hour span, MSP reported a total of 441 crashes, 36 which resulted in injury, including one serious injury, and 731 vehicle off roads/spinouts. 

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