KSTP Traffic Round-Up: Icy Roads Cause Some Delays

April 09, 2018 08:22 AM

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Sunday's snowfall froze overnight, making for some slick spots on metro area roads during the Monday morning commute.


KSTP Meteorologist Sam Ryan, reporting from the KSTP Traffic Desk Monday morning, said there were a number of spinouts early in the commute.

Ryan said a crash on northbound Highway 52 near Southview Boulevard blocked the right lane, slightly slowing traffic in the area.

Then, a vehicle crashed into a second vehicle that had spun out on eastbound Interstate 694 near Highway 65 later Monday morning.

Ryan also said the ramp from Highway 7 to eastbound Interstate 494 closed Monday morning.

He added drivers traveling along northbound Highway 100 near Duluth Street should watch out for icy spots.

In addition to trouble spots on interstates and highways, Ryan said to watch out for slick side streets and ramps.

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Meanwhile, KSTP Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said after accumulating snow fell Sunday, April 2018 has been the eighth snowiest month in the Twin Cities since record keeping began in 1871.

Barlow said sunshine is expected to return Monday, helping to melt icy roads and make for an easier Monday evening commute.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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