MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As snow showers continued to fall Wednesday morning in northwestern Minnesota, authorities say they responded to a number of crashes in the area.
Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol tweeted before sunrise that troopers had already responded to a number of crashes on the snow-slick roads. While no injuries have been reported Wednesday, the crashes include jackknifed semis and cars stuck in snowy ditches.READ MORE: Crash With Injuries Delays Traffic On I-94 In Minneapolis
Grabow encouraged drivers in the area to keep cruise control off and beware of slick spots.
The Minnesota State Patrol says that between 9 p.m. Tuesday to 3 p.m. Wednesday, there were 234 crashes, 234 spin-outs and seven jackknifed semis on roads across Minnesota. No one was killed in those crashes, but 24 people were injured.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tornado Warning For Morrison, Mille Lacs Counties Extended
During the day Tuesday, as a winter storm dropped a few inches of snow across Minnesota, there were nearly 100 crashes statewide, officials say. Four of the crashes resulted in injuries, and one crash in Faribault County resulted in a death.
The victim of that fatal crash, which involved an unbelted driver who left the roadway and rolled several times in Blue Earth City Township, was a 42-year-old man from Windom.MORE NEWS: 'They're Human Beings Just Like Us': Minnesota, Wisconsin To Welcome Hundreds Of Afghan Refugees
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