Wind whips snow, wintry mix as temperatures drop

- After record-breaking warmth came through Minnesota, winter started swirling through the state.

For one of the first times this season, snow plows were out in force throughout the state. Minnesotans saw a mixture of snow, rain and slush. As the mixture accumulated on the roads, it created slippery conditions for drivers.

According to Minnesota State Patrol, statewide from 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. there have been 121 vehicle crashes, 10 which ended in injuries. There was one fatal crash, which occurred in Benson, Minn. A reported 60 vehicles also spun out or went off the roads. One truck got stuck in the median on Highway 10 between Dilworth and Glyndon.

The wind is expected to die down overnight, but the temperatures are expected to continue to drop to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the metro area.

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