Hundreds of crashes on Minnesota roads during winter storm

Snow and gusty winds have contributed to hundreds of crashes on Minnesota roadways over the past 24 hours.

The Minnesota State Patrol has reported 202 crashes, 197 spinouts and four jackknifed semi-trucks from 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. There were 18 crashes that resulted in injuries, including one serious injury — a crash in Eagan

And from 7:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, the State Patrol reported 31 crashes, three with injuries, 52 vehicle spin-outs/vehicles off the road and one jackknifed semi-truck.

However, incidents have continued to decrease. From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the State Patrol reported 38 crashes and 24 vehicle spin-outs/off the road.

From 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 18 crashes were reported, and only one with injury.

Gusty winds on Thursday are leading to blowing and drifting snow on area roadways during the morning commute.