[watch] Minnesota Traffic Cam Catches Scary Moment When Semi Jackknifes
Snowy and icy conditions have been widespread across Minnesota during this recent big snowstorm and a traffic camera just caught the scary moment a semi-truck jackknifed on a busy highway recently.
If you've lived in Minnesota for any length of time, you're used to dealing with ice and snow on our roads and highways, right? Heck, here in the Land of 10,000 (Frozen and Snow-Covered) Lakes, Old Man Winter can send us snowflakes pretty much anytime from October through May.
While car crashes can be scary any time of year, they're especially scary when the roads are covered with ice and snow in the North Star State, as this video shows. This current massive snowstorm has dropped over a foot of snow and has given us treacherous road conditions for several days already, making this just one of many incidents first responders across Minnesota have investigated.
This incident likely happened sometime Tuesday and was captured on video by a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) traffic camera. It takes place in the Twin Cities metro, on I-35W between Minneapolis and St. Paul. It was posted on the Twitter page of Midwest Safety, which notes that they're 'Volunteers promoting traffic safety & 1st Responders.'
Check it out below, and be glad you're not the driver of that pick-up truck in the left lane that suddenly has the jackknifed semi-cab directly in front of its oncoming path! Fortunately, it doesn't appear that any other cars or trucks crashed into the semi after it came to a stop (and check out how far it slid on the slippery pavement as well!)
And keep scrolling to check out six vital things officials say you should know if you have to drive in a snowstorm, plus ten items Minnesotans always stock up on when they hear the word 'storm' in the winter.
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