Icy Roads

Snow And Ice Are No Match For This Mpls. SidewalkSnow plows have been out since 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, getting ready for ice, slush and snow. "We put down the chemicals to help break up the ice that was heading our way this morning," MnDOT's Kevin Walker said.
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Highways Like Skating Rinks: Driving On Slick IceWhen temperatures are below zero, highways can become like skating rinks. Lt. Tiffani Nelson from the Minnesota State Patrol shared some advice about driving safely in icy conditions.
Multi-Car Crash Closes SB Hwy 280 Ramp To I-94EThe most recent accident occurred on Highway 280 near the Interstate 94 eastbound ramp. MnDOT says a mutli-car pile-up has shut down to the ramp from southbound Hwy 280 onto I-94 east. According to MnDOT, as many as 20 cars are involved, including a semi-truck.
Patrol: Freezing Rain Making Travel In NW Minn. TreacherousThe State Patrol is urging drivers in northern Otter Tail and southern Becker counties to be extra cautious Monday morning as freezing rain has made roadways treacherous.
Possible Overnight Freeze Could Mean Messy Morning CommuteAs sleet came down in the metro Sunday afternoon, road crews prepared for what could be a messy Monday commute. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, temperature is key because it's expected to hover overnight between 30 and 35 degrees -- right around freezing.
At Least 5 Die In Crashes On Icy Minnesota RoadsAt least five people died in crashes on icy highways as 1 to 2 inches of snow fell across much of southern Minnesota this weekend.
MnDOT Crews Hope To Combat Icy Roads OvernightCrews across the state are working to clear the roads before ice becomes a bigger problem. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says the timing of the storm made things tough Monday morning. They pre-treated several roads, but Mother Nature usually wins.
Winter Crashes Overwhelm Auto ShopsIcy roads and this winter's dangerous driving conditions are creating a new problem. With the huge number of crashes this winter, auto repair shops are swamped. Many repair shops are now telling customers they will have to wait four to six weeks before they can even start working on their car or truck.
State Patrol: Icy Conditions Cause Fatal Crash In Carver CountyIcy conditions were a major factor in a broadside crash west of the Twin Cities Tuesday night that killed on driver and sent another to the hospital, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
1 Seriously Injured After Collision With Garbage TruckOne person is in critical condition after a crash Monday morning that's being partially blamed on the icy road conditions.
Carleton Mourns 3 Students Killed In CrashCarleton College is mourning the deaths of three students killed in a crash on icy roads. The fatal crash happened Friday while the young men were riding in an SUV just north of campus on Highway 3. The State Patrol says their vehicle spun out of control and right into the path of an oncoming semi.