Reporting Holly Wagner
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After the storm, people are still dealing with what it left behind. Hundreds of Minnesota drivers are left paying repair bills from crashes or impound fees from having their car towed.
In all, there were more than 650 crashes across the state from Friday night until mid-morning Monday. The Minnesota State Patrols said 67 of those crashes involved injuries and one near Red Wing involving a semi-truck was fatal.
An additional 1,300 vehicles went off the road or spun out. More than a thousand cars were towed all across the metro for plows to clear the streets. About 750 of those were impounded in Minneapolis, while St. Paul towed more than 600.
Tuesday is the third day of the snow emergency in Minneapolis. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., you cannot park on the odd numbered sides of most streets. If you’re home address is an odd number, you’re on the odd side of the street. Motorists can park in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday without any issues.
The snow emergency is over in St. Paul. The city’s website said they made good progress yesterday and expected to be done plowing by 7 p.m. Monday.
City officials said the sun Monday helped a little to melt the ice, however, the temperatures in the teens kept the icy conditions around, so they were spreading salt on the streets.