MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As snow, sleet and thundersnow descended on Minnesota Monday, there were 260 crashes on state roads and 434 spin-outs.
The State Patrol says the crashes and spin-outs happened on slippery roads between 12 a.m. and 8:45 p.m., resulting in 36 injuries, but no fatalities.
A winter storm warning is currently in effect for a large swath of Minnesota, stretching from Fargo in the northwest and down the Interstate-94 corridor to the Twin Cities metro.
Snow is expected to fall for the rest of Monday and into Tuesday.
As for totals, the metro could see anywhere from 6 to 9 inches of heavy, wet snow while communities just north of the Twin Cities might see up to a foot of accumulation.
Many schools have canceled classes ahead of the storm.