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State Patrol: More than 800 crashes and spinouts in 24 hours beginning Monday evening

Updated: February 18, 2020 04:11 PM

Drivers might want to plan for a longer commute Tuesday morning.

KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith reported seeing frequent spinouts on metro area highways and roads.

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A snow emergency was declared for Mankato, where the city received 3 inches of snow.

Smith said metro area highways and roads are wet and icy and that some side roads, ramps and bridges were snow-covered early Tuesday.

By 10:45 a.m., Metro Transit reported its buses were "largely back on schedule" and that any continued delays were under five minutes.

Meanwhile, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 168 crashes and 174 spinouts from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, and another 208 crashes and 155 spinouts from 9:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Altogether, that's more than 700 total crashes and spinouts reported in 17.5 hours, which equates to about 40 traffic incidents per hour during that time period.

Additionally, the State Patrol said there were 63 crashes and 52 vehicle spinouts from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m.

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