MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As snow, sleet and thundersnow descended on Minnesota Monday, there were 260 crashes on state roads and 434 spin-outs.

state patrol snowy roads march 5 2018 Patrol: 260 Crashes, 434 Spin Outs As Snowstorm Descends On Minnesota

(credit; State Patrol)

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.

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