MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The first wintry morning in the Twin Cities on Wednesday resulted in more than 100 crashes.

The Minnesota State Patrol says there were 115 crashes and 28 spin-outs in the metro. In those, 21 people were injured, but none fatally.

Outside of the metro, there were 30 more crashes, with 2 more people injured.

The snow that fell in the Twin Cities wasn’t much more than a dusting. Still, temperatures dipped below freezing, creating icy conditions on many roads.

Following Wednesday’s crashes, the State Patrol is reminding motorists to buckle up and drive at speeds that respect weather conditions.

  1. Suzanne Percoskie says:

    I did not know it was suppose to snow overnight. I woke up and left for the commute. It took almost 30 minutes to go 1 mile and half on 494 south from Hwy 7 to Hwy 62. It was black ice. I would hope in the future that MN Dot would be out there with the salt trucks. There was black ice everywhere.