After snow fell across nearly the entire state, driving conditions are challenging at best heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Waseca received 11 inches, Minnetonka nine-and-a-half inches, Annandale, Savage and Mahtowa got nine, M-S-P Airport is reporting eight-point-three inches, there's eight inches in New Prague, six-plus in Princeton and Rochester, and five inches in Duluth. The State Patrol says there were 180 crashes statewide between 9:45 Tuesday night and 7:30 this morning (Wednesday). So far, no serious injury or fatal accidents have been reported.
State Patrol Trooper Jesse Grabow says for those traveling along I-94 in West Central Minnesota, starting near Ashby, the roads are covered with some light snow & conditions are slick. Moving east along the freeway it gets worse as Troopers are currently out with crashes on I94 at Sauk Centre, Melrose & St. Cloud. No injuries are associated with these crashes. The State Patrol is advising drivers to please drive with caution, buckle up and slow down.