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:
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.
UPDATE 8:20 AM: Blue Line trains are still delayed after earlier medical incidents on multiple trains. Green Line trains are also experiencing minor delays.— Metro Transit (@MetroTransitMN) November 7, 2018
We're working to get trains back on schedule as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and sorry for the delays.
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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Updated: November 07, 2018 11:43 AM
Created: November 07, 2018 05:32 AM
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