MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –It’s inevitable, really. With the first snowfall come slippery roads, befuddled drivers and, of course, collisions.

Minnesota saw its first significant snowfall Friday, with the northern part of the state getting as much as 8 inches in some places. The metro also got a dusting of the white stuff.

The snowfall, combined with high-speed winds, made for difficult driving on some Minnesota roads.

According to State Patrol, by noon there had been 217 crashes statewide. Someone was injured in 25 of those crashes, and two of them were fatal.

The three fatal crashes occurred in the Duluth, Princeton and the Brainerd area.

There were also 162 vehicle spin-outs.


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