ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — Saturday’s wintry weather is wreaking havoc on some of Minnesota’s major roads.
The Minnesota State Patrol said westbound Interstate 94 near St. Cloud closed Saturday afternoon due to several crashes. The closure spread from St. Cloud to Albany and Freeport. The interstate was closed around 3 p.m. and reopened at 4 p.m.
The interstate was also closed between County Road 159 near St. Joseph and Highway 15 in St. Cloud. There was also an accident at I-94 and Highway 101 in Rogers, but details on that are not yet available.
Eric Roeske with the State Patrol reported that from noon to 2:45 p.m., there 200 crashes occurred statewide on Minnesota roads. About 114 of those crashed happened in the Twin Cities metro area. The crashes include 78 vehicles that spun off road and 25 injury accidents.
The State Patrol is not reporting any serious or fatal crashes at this time, and there have been two accidents involving squad cars. Stay with wcco.com for more details on our wintry weather and road conditions as they become available.