Winter Driving

3 MnDOT Plows Hit On SE Minn. Roads Wednesday MorningAt least one person was injured Wednesday morning when three Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows were rear ended. MnDOT officials say the accidents occurred within three hours of each other on roads in the southeastern part of the state. Visibility has been an issue on these roads due to windy conditions and light-weight snow.
State Patrol: 250 Crashes During Rush Hour SnowfallThe rush-hour snowfall on Tuesday is being blamed for almost 200 crashes on Minnesota roads. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were 186 crashes between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fifteen of those crashes involved injuries, but no one was seriously hurt.
State Troopers Take WCCO On Their Winter Driving CourseAfter a deadly weekend, the Minnesota State Patrol is offering reminders for driving on winter roads. "It's about a week transition from summer months into the cold weather driving," said Sgt. Ruben Marichalar. "Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not that nice to us this year." Six people were killed in car accidents on icy roads this past weekend. Saturday marked the deadliest day on Minnesota roads since July 4.
State Patrol: 13 Squads Involved In Crashes Since Jan. 1They're supposed to be the ones you call when you need help on the roads. But since the beginning of this year, more than a dozen state troopers have become victims. Lt. Eric Roeske with State Patrol said it’s become a bit of a common thing over the past month.
Drivers Prep For Another Slow CommuteThe closer we get to spring, the harder it is to deal with a snowy commute into work. Such was the case Monday morning.
Snow, Winds Make For Hazardous Driving in West Central Minn. Light snow and gusty northwest winds have created dangerous driving conditions throughout west central Minnesota.
Winter Provides Best Driving Lessons For TeensWinter driving in Minnesota can be a challenging and daunting task. There were 180 crashes statewide from the overnight and morning snowfall on Friday.
MnDOT Prepares For Another Weekend StormMnDOT officials say they are ready for the freezing rain and two to four inches of snow expected to fall between Friday night and late Saturday in the metro area. They want drivers to be prepared for the conditions by practicing safe winter driving habits.
Tires Really Matter When It Comes To Winter DrivingThis weekend's snow was a rude awakening for many drivers. And lots of people will find themselves in body shops in the coming days.
Study: Men, Ages 45 And Up, More Likely To Crash In SnowWho do you think are better drivers -- men or women? A new study says that when the snow flies, some men get into trouble.
MnDOT Reminds Motorists About Winter DrivingWith snow forecast for parts of Minnesota this weekend, MnDOT is urging drivers to be patient and drive according to road conditions.
Good Question: Safer In Winter: Cars Or SUVs?A lot of us have been there: Driving in a snowstorm, when a giant SUV goes screaming by on the road. Then a couple miles later, it ends up in a ditch. So, during winter driving conditions, which is more likely to end up in the ditch: an SUV or a car? Which is safer?
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