State Patrol Reports Over 350 Crashes on Minnesota Roads During Snowy Friday
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The snow started falling Friday morning across the state, causing difficult traveling conditions throughout the day.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Troopers responded to 377 crashes between 5 am and 5 pm Friday. In those 377 crashes, there were 33 non-life-threatening injuries.
At least one of those injuries occurred in Rochester when two vehicles traveling southbound on Highway 52 at Civic Center Dr. collided at 9:15 Friday morning. The driver of one of the vehicles, 61-year-old Robert Robinson of Brooklyn Center, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the wreck and was transported to St. Mary's Hospital. The driver of the second vehicle, 32-year-old Anne Majure of St. Paul, was not injured.
The National Weather Service in La Crosse expects snow to continue to fall through the 9 pm hour where another ½ inch of snow could fall between I-94 and I-90, while another 2 inches of snow could fall south of I-90. Blowing and drifting snow are expected to continue throughout the night, which will reduce visibility to travelers.
The Winter Weather Advisory for Olmsted, Fillmore, Dodge, Winona, Wabasha, and Houston counties is until midnight. Stay up to date with the real-time road conditions on our station app.