State Patrol: 392 crashes in snowy evening commute

Statewide numbers include 45 crashes with injuries

Sloane Martin
November 29, 2018 - 5:00 am

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Roads remain slippery Thursday morning after a tough evening commute Wednesday night.

Less than an inch of snow during the peak of the commute was enough to cause hundreds of crashes and delay Metro Transit buses by 25 minutes.

As of midnight, 1.5 inches fell across the metro, but it was the timing that wreaked havoc.

State Patrol says there were just shy of 400 crashes as of 9:45 p.m. Wednesday across the state. Forty-five of them resulted in injury. Ninety-five vehicles went off the road and seven semitrucks jackknifed.

The light snow that left up to three inches in some parts of Minnesota is gone, but forecasters say a storm affecting the southern half of the state is expected Saturday morning.