MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The overnight rain/snow mix has led to icy roads in Minnesota Saturday morning, resulting in more than 100 crashes statewide.
Despite being a quiet morning, accident reports began stacking up Saturday morning. Ramps and bridges are the slickest areas.
So what's with all of the accident reports out there on a quiet Sat morning? Turns out, quick hit of rain/snow we got overnight has turned overpasses into ice rinks. Use extra caution driving around this morning. In particular, be ready to hit slick spots on bridges. #mnwx #wiwx pic.twitter.com/ExnOslLQ0A
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) November 2, 2019
Now without the typos: Numerous crashes throughout the City. Please slow down and increase your following distance. Ramps and bridges especially bad
— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) November 2, 2019
Shortly before noon, the Minnesota State Patrol released crash numbers statewide: 118 crashes, 18 with injuries, but no deaths.
#MSPNumbers Statewide 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 11/02/19: 118 crashes (18 with injury, 0 serious/0 fatal) & 22 veh spin out/off the road.
— State Patrol PIO (@MSPPIO) November 2, 2019
State Patrol spokesman Lt. Gordon Shank tells the Star Tribune there were no weather-related fatalities on the roads. He says 18 people were hurt, although none of the injures was considered serious.
Motorists are advised to use caution.
According to forecaster Katie Steiner, Saturday should be cloudy and windy with temperatures nearly hitting 40 degrees. Sunday should be warmer, in the mid-40s with sun.