(FOX 9) - Roads were slick across much of Minnesota Friday morning, resulting in hundreds of crashes and spin outs statewide.
As temperatures dropped overnight Thursday, the rain and freezing drizzle that fell turned to ice on the roads in the Twin Cities metro, creating some hazardous driving conditions. In greater Minnesota, roads were snow covered and blowing snow reduced visibility.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported there were 103 crashes, 12 with injuries, between 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 11:45 a.m. Friday. There were also 209 spin outs and eight jackknifed semis.
Temps tumbling quickly this morning & continuing to slowly slide this afternoon as all of the rain that fell yesterday refreezes... combine that w/ a touch of freezing drizzle this morning, could certainly lead to some icy spots... Calming winds tonight & a FRIGID night ahead... pic.twitter.com/2MvamiRqtX— Cody Matz (@CodyMatzFox9) December 28, 2018
Road conditions have continued to deteriorate since yesterday afternoon. All roads in southwest, western, central, and northeast MN are covered with snow. Reduced visibilities from blowing snow are also very likely. Use extreme caution when driving! #mnwx pic.twitter.com/eOOE2YzXNa— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) December 28, 2018