MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Snow is still falling heavy to the west and north of the Twin Cities, but the metro area also saw some snow.

It warmed up enough overnight to switch over to rain, but driving conditions are still impacted, and may be downright poor across much of western Minnesota.

The latest figures from the Minnesota State Patrol reflect that. Officers say that there have been 270 crashes since 6 p.m. Wednesday, statewide, with 20 of those involving injury.

However, the State Patrol reports that none of the crashes they’re reporting involved fatalities.

Additionally, there have been 270 vehicles spun out or off the road, with eight jack-knifed semis.

Part of Thursday’s clean-up includes power lines. A car hit a pole early this morning, closing the entrance and exit ramps from Energy Park Drive to northbound 280 in Lauderdale. Xcel Energy was busy making repairs Thursday morning. Those ramps should reopen sometime in the afternoon.

To check road conditions, you can visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s website. To stay up to date with weather conditions throughout Minnesota, stay with WCCO’s weather team.


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