Minnesota State Patrol Reports 114 Crashes After Arrival of Snow
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - It wasn't a lot of snow but it was enough to create slick driving conditions across southern Minnesota.
The State Patrol is reporting that there were 114 traffic crashes between 4 PM Saturday and 1:30 PM on Sunday. 19 of the crashes resulted in injuries but none of the injuries were serious, and no fatalities were reported. In addition to the crashes, there were 66 reports of vehicles spinning out or sliding off roadways, along with one jackknifed semi-truck.
One of the injury crashes occurred along Highway 14 in Waseca County. The State Patrol says a 21-year-old woman from Brooklyn Center was transported to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Waseca with non-life-threatening injuries when her SUV slid out of control and into the median ditch just east of Waseca around 9 AM on Sunday.
The most recent reports from the National Weather Service indicate most areas across southeastern Minnesota received about an inch of accumulation overnight and this morning. 1.5 inches was reported near Owatonna and Winona, while only a little over a half of an inch fell at the Rochester Airport.
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