MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota State Patrol says there were nearly 300 crashes and spin-outs Wednesday morning as the first accumulating snow of the season fell on southern Minnesota.
From 5 a.m. to 11 a.m., there were 180 crashes and 113 spin-outs statewide. While 16 of the crashes involved injuries, none were serious or fatal.
The snow fell on southern Minnesota overnight and into the Wednesday morning commute, dropping about 2 inches in the south metro and more than 5 inches in the area where Interstate 90 intersects with Interstate 35.
Another round of light snow is expected to fall Wednesday afternoon, mostly along the Iowa border.