State Patrol reports more than 350 crashes on Minnesota roads Friday

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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – Snow began falling Friday morning across the state, causing difficult traveling conditions throughout the day.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, soldiers responded to 377 crashes between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday. In these 377 accidents, 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 a.m. Friday morning. The driver of one of the vehicles, Robert Robinson, 61, of Brooklyn Center, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the wreckage and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. The driver of the second vehicle, Anne Majure, 32, of Saint-Paul, was not injured.

Minnesota State Patrol (Click to enlarge)
Minnesota State Patrol (Click to enlarge)

The La Crosse National Weather Service expects snow to continue until 9 p.m., when another ½ inch of snow could fall between I-94 and I-90, while another 2 inches could fall south of I-90. Blowing snow and blowing snow are expected to continue overnight which will reduce visibility for travellers.

National Weather Service (Click to enlarge)
National Weather Service (Click to enlarge)

The winter weather advisory for Olmsted, Fillmore, Dodge, Winona, Wabasha and Houston counties is until midnight. Stay up to date with real-time road conditions on our station app.

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