State patrol: More than 300 crashes on Minnesota roads since Monday night

State patrol: More than 300 crashes on Minnesota roads since Monday night Photo: Minnesota State Patrol, Twitter

February 12, 2019 08:17 PM

The Minnesota State Patrol reports more than 300 total crashes on the state's roads occurred between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

MSP said there were 181 crashes between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with 297 vehicles off road/spinouts. From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., MSP reported another 137 crashes and 218 more vehicles off road/spinouts. In total, 22 people were injured in the crashes, and one person seriously injured, though none resulted in fatalities.

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A follow-up tweet later Tuesday said the state patrol continued to respond to crashes across the state as a result of the weather, a number of them being rollovers. The tweet asked motorists to allow themselves extra time to reach their destinations on icy and snowy roads.

The snow in the Twin Cities metro area was expected to taper by Tuesday afternoon.

The state patrol also tweeted that another state patrol squad car was hit late Tuesday morning, though the trooper was OK. The tweet said that made 10 squad cars that have been hit since Feb. 1.

Another tweet said state patrol dispatchers answered 20,337 calls statewide between midnight on Feb. 4 and midnight Sunday - an average of 121 calls per hour for the week.

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