Minnesota State Patrol reports 280 crashes Tuesday as snow arrives

Road conditions worsened in the Twin Cities metro as snow accumulated on the roads Tuesday evening.

The metro area is expected to get about 3 to 5 inches of snow Tuesday evening with higher amounts north and west of the metro before the snow tapers off before midnight.

According to Minnesota State Patrol, statewide from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there were 104 crashes and 28 vehicle spin outs/off the road and four jackknifed semis. Out of all the crashes, there were 11 with injury and one serious injury in Nobles County. 

From 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., there were 176 crashes, 156 spinouts, and 11 jackknifed semis. Twelve of the crashes involved minor injuries.

Snow timeline for Tuesday, Nov. 10. (FOX 9)

Tuesday morning started out over 30 degrees colder than Monday morning. The Twin Cities stayed mostly dry until the afternoon when a little light and sporadic rain, sleet and snow combo moved in. Now, the rain mixture has shifted over to snow.

The snow will end up as far as Marshall in the south and Brainerd in the north, with a couple of inches likely. Southeastern Minnesota will see mostly freezing rain, ice and snow with fairly minor snow accumulation.