More than 200 crashes reported during snowfall |

More than 200 crashes reported during snowfall

Updated: March 15, 2021 09:49 PM
Created: March 15, 2021 05:36 AM

As snow continues to fall in some areas of the state, the Minnesota State Patrol reports more than 200 crashes occurred during the day Monday.

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Between 8 a.m. at 9:30 p.m., a total of 264 crashes occurred, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Over 251 vehicles also spun out or went off the road. Thirteen jackknifed semis were also reported.

— State Patrol PIO (@MSPPIO) March 15, 2021

As of 8 p.m., a number of roadways in the central and southeast portions of the state were covered with snow or slush, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Because of the snow, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Anoka, Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin Meeker and Wright counties. The advisory is in effect until 10 p.m.

A winter storm warning was issued for Carver, McLeod and Scott counties. The warning is also in effect until 10 p.m.

According to KSTP Meteorologist Wren Clair, areas within the advisory area could see between 2 to 5 inches of snow. Areas in the winter storm area could see 4 to 8 inches of snow.

Golden Valley, Le Sueur and Northfield all issued snow emergencies because of the snowfall.

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