Over 200 Crashes Stem from Latest Snowfall; Warmer Weather Ahead

February 25, 2018 06:19 PM

KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said a warm-up begins Sunday and runs through the rest of the week after the latest snowfall.

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The Twin Cities experienced anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of snow from Saturday afternoon to early Sunday morning. Others close to St. Cloud received up to 8 inches of snow, according to Yuhas. 

The city of St. Paul said in a release that 70 plows and salters were working on roads throughout the city. Both St. Paul and Minneapolis issued snow emergencies after snowfall on Thursday and Friday. Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Richfield, Robbinsdale and West St. Paul also issued snow emergencies Saturday.

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The State Patrol reported 140 crashes as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday. One of those crashes reported was fatal, and 17 included injuries. There was also a total of 178 reports of vehicles that spun out or went off the road. 

 

 

An update from the State Patrol brought the total number of crashes to 219, with 27 total injuries. There was an updated total of 307 vehicle spinouts, or vehicles that went off the road. 

 

 

As of Sunday morning, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported the roads were being taken care of by snowplows all across Minnesota, and that drivers should watch for slippery spots and give plows room to work.

 


Metro Transit issued a final service update Saturday night that 26 percent of buses were delayed, and the average delay ended up being roughly 7 minutes, by 10:55 p.m. Saturday. 

According to Yuhas, Sunday's highs are expected to be around 32 degrees, with winds gusting up to 10 to 20 miles per hour. The rest of the week will be above freezing, with temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s. 

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