MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s almost as if the snow is directly targeting heavy commute times lately. Once again, a morning rush hour was brought to a crawl due to fresh snow.
The freezing rain from Sunday transitioned to snow overnight, which made for a dicey rush hour.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported nearly 100 crashes statewide between 5 and 9:30 a.m. Monday, with 15 of those involving injuries.
Of those 100, about half were reported within the Twin Cities metro area.
None of the reported injuries were serious, according to the State Patrol.
There were 140 reported vehicles off the road or spinouts across the state; 53 of those were in the Twin Cities.
WCCO Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said snowfall should remain steady through the morning and won’t wrap up in the Twin Cities until close to noon.
The snow may end a little later in the afternoon for the towns further east and in Wisconsin.
MnDOT plows are out treating streets and they remind drivers to keep their distance as they are working. State troopers said to be extra cautious on bridges and ramps because those tend to be the slickest spots.