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261 crashes reported in 18 hours during weekend snowstorm in the midwest


At least 261 crashes were reported in the span of 18 hours during a snowstorm in Minnesota over the weekend.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that 26 people were injured in the 261 crashes that occurred from 5 p.m on Saturday, December 4th through 11 p.m. on Sunday, December 5th. 

According to ABC News, this is the first significant snowstorm of the season in the area, resulting in an inch of fresh snow across the Twin Cities area and even farther north. During the storm, troopers responded to as many as 115 vehicle spin outs and four jackknifed tractor trailers in addition to the 261 crashes. No fatalities were reported in any of the incidents. 

“Everyone is a rookie on the first snow. People running stop signs, stop lights and you got the people that are overcautious,” said Josh Hicks, a Minnesota driver who braved the storm. 

While the weather on Monday is expected to remain sunny, albeit frigid, in the Minneapolis, St. Paul area, Tuesday, December 7th shows a 50% chance of more snow for the state. 


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