Snow slows AM commute in the metro, 232 crashes statewide

January 22, 2019 12:44 PM

The metro area was expected to see a few inches of snow Tuesday, which made for a slightly slower morning commute.

The Minneapolis State Patrol reported there were 232 crashes statewide from 5 a.m. to noon. Twenty-eight of those crashes caused injuries and two caused serious injuries. Additionally, there were 113 vehicle spinouts, the state patrol reported.

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KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith advised drivers to use caution on the roads to avoid hitting slick spots at a higher rate of speed.

A KSTP crew traveling through the metro reported seeing plows out clearing the roads.

Meanwhile, Meteorologist Sam Ryan said the heaviest snowfall was in the north metro Tuesday morning. He added freezing drizzle could make its way from southern parts of the state into the metro.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Tuesday to warn Minnesotans of slick roads as well as "higher snowfall amounts."

Some schools in Minnesota reported delays or closures Tuesday morning. Check KSTP's School Alert for the latest updates.

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