State Patrol reports over 100 crashes, 110 spinouts Thursday

Semi accident on I-94 near Moorhead on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Photo: Sgt. Jesse Grabow/Minnesota State Patrol. Semi accident on I-94 near Moorhead on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: January 14, 2021 09:56 PM
Created: January 14, 2021 04:16 PM

With a winter storm making its way across the state on Thursday, travel conditions were expected to deteriorate in many areas as the day progressed.

The Minnesota State Patrol said it had 109 reports of crashes and 110 reports of vehicles spun-out or off roads from 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Thursday. Fifteen of those crashes resulted in injuries although none were serious or fatal. At least seven semis also jackknifed.

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

The storm is expected to linger over the state throughout the night and into Friday, with the worst travel conditions expected overnight in most areas.

By the time the storm is done, most areas of Minnesota could have between 3 and 6 inches of snowfall by Friday afternoon, with up to 8 inches possible in a few areas.

Blizzard warning posted for west central Minnesota Thursday afternoon, winter storm warning also issued


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