Minnesota State Patrol: Nearly 500 crashes, another 614 spinouts during snowstorm

Jackknifed semi on I-94 WB near mile marker 97 on Oct. 20, 2020. Photo: Sgt. Jesse Grabow/Minnesota State Patrol. Jackknifed semi on I-94 WB near mile marker 97 on Oct. 20, 2020.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: October 20, 2020 08:44 PM
Created: October 20, 2020 04:44 PM

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.

WINTER STORM WARNING: Heavy snow moving across the state, multiple accidents reported

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.


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