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Minnesota State Patrol: Nearly 500 crashes, another 614 spinouts during snowstorm

Jackknifed semi on I-94 WB near mile marker 97 on Oct. 20, 2020. Photo: Sgt. Jesse Grabow/Minnesota State Patrol. Jackknifed semi on I-94 WB near mile marker 97 on Oct. 20, 2020.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: October 20, 2020 08:44 PM
Created: October 20, 2020 04:44 PM

An October snowstorm arrived in Minnesota Tuesday, causing headaches for many on the roads.

The Minnesota State Patrol said, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., it responded to 493 crashes and 614 vehicle spinouts. Additionally, 22 semis jackknifed.

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Of those crashes, 48 reportedly resulted in injuries with one resulting in serious injuries near Motley.

WINTER STORM WARNING: Heavy snow moving across the state, multiple accidents reported

A winter storm warning is in effect until 10 p.m. for several Minnesota and Wisconsin counties. You can track the latest weather advisories here.

Snowfall totals between 3 and 6 inches were expected throughout much of the state.


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