KSTP Traffic Round-Up: 115 Crashes in the Metro, 145 Statewide Wednesday

November 07, 2018 11:43 AM

A coating of snow made for a difficult morning commute in the metro area.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 115 crashes in the metro area between 4 and 9 a.m. Wednesday. Twenty-one of those crashes caused injuries and none were fatal. There were also 28 spinouts in that timeframe in the metro.


Statewide from 4-9 a.m., there were 145 crashes. Twenty-three of those crashes caused injures and none were fatal. There were also 63 spinouts.

KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said there were numerous crashes throughout the metro, including:

  • On eastbound Interstate 494 at Highway 5 (one lane blocked)
  • On southbound Interstate 35E at east Interstate 94/10th Street (one lane blocked)
  • On westbound I-94 at Dale Street
  • On eastbound I-494 at Highway 61/Highway 10
  • On westbound Interstate 94 at County Road 152 (blocking the left two lanes)
  • On westbound I-94 at I-494
  • On southbound Highway 169 at 36th Street
  • On southbound Highway 169 at Excelsior Boulevard
  • On westbound I-94 at Boone Avenue
  • On westbound Highway 36 at Edgerton Street
  • On northbound Highway 169 at 36th Street

There were also numerous reports of congestion on metro area road and highways.

Additionally, Metro Transit crews worked to clear the northbound Blue Line train at 50th Street after a medical incident earlier Wednesday. Officials said to expect continued, "significant" delays in the area.

Meanwhile, a viewer captured a photo of a jackknifed semi on Highway 100 at Highway 62. The trailer was in the northbound lanes, while the cab landed in the southbound lanes.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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