The Twin Cities only gathered a few inches of snow, but commuters had little visibility on the drive home, and in turn, that rush hour snow accounted for lots of crashes in a short time frame.
Lots of crashes, short time span
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 186 crashes from 2 to 8 p.m. in Twin Cities. Of those crashes, 73 were off-road or spinout incidents, and 15 involved injuries. None were serious or fatal. State Patrol Lt. Tiffani Nielson noted there was a "very high call volume" in a short period of time after that snow hit just before rush hour.
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#MSPNumbers Metro 2-8 pm186 crashes(15 inj. no seri/fatal),VSO/VOR 73. Very high call volume in short period/Snow hit just prior to rush hr— Lt. Tiffani Nielson (@MSPPIO) February 4, 2015