I-94 Reopened Near St. Cloud: State Patrol

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.

  • anti bachmann

    if people cant drive in the snow stay the hell home or move to another state.
    what are they going to do when it really snows MY GOD

  • Emie

    Be fair. It usually takes 1 snow for people to remember how to drive. Not everyone is as perfect as you anti bachmann.

    • anti bachmann

      no doubt

    • Brian

      Emie-your ignorance is astounding. People never remember how to drive in snow. Every year, it snows. Every snow storm, people drive like idiots and crash. You think people “remember” after one snow, huh? If most people were even capable of remembering or learning how to drive in snow, last winter should have been practice enough! But was it? No. We had snow into March last year. And during every storm, IDIOT CRASHING. Anti bachmann is right, get out of this state! You’re making life difficult for the competent drivers.

  • Murph

    Don’t sweat it ! If those trees on the side of the road don’t stop you,the semi coming at you will.No sweat! Geez,Minnesota is Minnesota and death can only get you once! Have a few more beers and enjoy the winter wonderland people.Lighten up,what’s your worry mon! People worry too much! GEEEEEZ ,that was a close one! I have to close down my lap top,the road is really getting kind sli…eeeek! THUD bangity bang bang bonk!………..

  • Jake

    This isn’t your ‘normal’ snowfall. It’s all ICE under the snow, and I just got back from a brief trip. Didn’t see a single snowplow out there to drop sand/salt. Saw 3 vehicles with snapped-off wheels/spindles/axles from hitting curbs within a mile. You can’t drive safely above 30 mph. I would advice most people to get what you need, then stay home. You would have to be insane to go to a bar or nightclub tonight.

  • tom

    Lets see speed limit is 70 on 94, when it snows and ice is present, speed limit 75. why?? because people are always in a hurry to get somewhere so speed and hey CRASH> SLOW DOWN PEOPLE< IT WILL STILL BE THERE IF you drive according to conditions. Of course where your going will be there, but if you crash will you be there??????? SLOW DOWN.

  • Sam

    People don’t get it till there wrapped around a telephone pole! Cell phone in one hand and a big mac in the other!

  • Sarah

    The side roads in Golden Valley/New Hope areas are AWFUL. Even if you’re crawling, you can forget about trying to stop at an intersection. I slid through every single one. Be careful everyone!

  • Bob

    Slicker then cat stuff in Southern MN too. Just got to slow down and then when you get home stay there. I agree it is slick all ice here too.

  • Andy King

    Well it looks like winter has started here in Minnesota , once again ******
    let fun begin.

  • Annette G

    just like LasVegas when it rains hurry & wait hurry up & wait come on people slow down perople do forget how to drive in bad conditions.

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