Crashes stack up as MSP hit with 8.4 inches of snow

The State Patrol said it responds to 50 to 75 crashes statewide on an average day.

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The view from a snowplow in New Ulm Tuesday morning. (Minnesota Department of Transportation)

Nearly 400 vehicle crashes were reported across the state Tuesday as portions of the metro area were hit with 8.4 inches of snow.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 387 crashes, 285 spinouts, and 33 jackknifed semis reported between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for a total of 705 incidents.

There were 38 injuries reported and no fatalities.

The State Patrol said it responds to 50 to 75 crashes statewide on an average day. During a snowstorm, that number can balloon to 800.

The National Weather Service said the Minneapolis-St. Paul area received 8.4 inches of snow through 6 p.m.

 

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