113 crashes, 117 spinouts reported on Minnesota roadways in less than 12 hours

A huge number of crashes, spin-outs, and jackknifes were reported on Minnesota roadways overnight due to poor driving conditions.

MnDOT reports that a huge majority of roadways throughout the state are covered in ice and snow from a serious winter storm that rolled through the area on Tuesday. 

As a result of the storm, MN News reports that 99 crashes were reported between noon and 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Then, between 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening and 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Minnesota State Patrol received more statewide reports of 113 crashes, including eight that caused injuries, 117 spinouts, and two jackknifed semi-trucks. Three more jackknifed semi trucks were then reported just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30th. 

Only one of the reported crashed included a motorist fatality.

Luckily, the state of Minnesota is expected to remain fairly dry and snow-storm free until at least early next week. Stay safe out there, drivers!