654 crashes statewide
-From 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., there were 654 crashes statewide.
-Before rush hour between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., there were 589 crashes recorded statewide
-3 crashes involved Minnesota State Patrol squads
-87 involved injuries, none of them serious or fatal
-429 were spinouts/off-road incidents
-11 were jackknifed semis
3 State Patrol squads hit
Three Minnesota State Patrol squads were hit in Virginia, Brooklyn Center and Marshall. Thankfully, there were no injuries in the first two, but in both crashes, a trooper was tending to another crash when vehicles slid into the parked squads. The third trooper hit was able to drive himself to the hospital, Lt. Tiffani Nielson said.
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A Fox 9 viewer sent this photo of a boat on the loose on I-35 near Forest Lake from the Wyoming exit.
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