Crashes, spinouts and delays: Minnesota deals with Monday snow

Snowy roads on Hwy. 169 in southern Minnesota Monday.

Dozens of crashes and spinouts were reported on Minnesota roads Monday night as some winter weather made for slick, snow-covered conditions in the southern half of the state.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 168 crashes and 174 spinouts statewide from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Outstate, MnDOT says roads were completely covered with snow, particularly in southern Minnesota.

Anoka County reported a particularly bad crash in the city of Oak Grove around 4:30 p.m. Monday where a 30-year-old Coon Rapids woman was found to be in critical condition.

State Patrol responded to crashes as far north as Forest Lake and Albertville and as far south as I-90 and Albert Lea Monday night.

Brown, Nicollet and Sibley counties all saw the brunt of the snowfall. Each county was under a winter storm warning until 9 p.m. Monday night.

At MSP Airport, dozens of flights were delayed as crews worked to clear runways.

Just after 7 p.m., Metro Transit said 30 percent of its buses were delayed an average of 7 minutes, while its Blue Line and Green Line trains were delayed up to 10 and 15 minutes respectively.