MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As the season’s first snow storm moved out of the state, there were almost 200 crashes on Minnesota roads.
Lt. Eric Roeske of the State Patrol said that of Tuesday evening there were 172 crashes and 140 spin-outs, which injured 30 people and killed two.
In Rice County, two people from Missouri were killed and another was seriously injured when their car lost control, crossed the center line and was broadsided by an on-coming car.
On Monday, when the winter storm marched into the state, there were nearly 500 crashes and more than 700 spin-outs, resulting in more than 30 injures, and two fatalities.
The storm dumped up to 17 inches of snow on a line of cities from west-central Minnesota to the northeast metro. Further south, cities saw no more than a few inches of snow, or just a dusting.
Cooler temperatures are expected this week, meaning snow will be a factor on the roads.