State Patrol advises NW Minnesota drivers to stay off road, reports more than 200 crashes, spinouts

With low visibility on roads in northwest and west-central Minnesota, State Patrol troopers responded to crashes and spinouts Friday evening. (Minnesota State Patrol)

Minnesota State Patrol is advising drivers to stay off the roads Friday night in northwest and west-central Minnesota due to high winds and blowing snow.

Troopers are advising drivers not to travel on Highway 2 from East Grand Forks to Crookston in northwest Minnesota since there is "no visibility" on the roads.

From 3-9:30 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to 166 crashes, 111 vehicle spin outs and/or off the road, and one jackknifed semi truck throughout the state. Thirteen of the crashes involved injuries.

From 9:30 p.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m Saturday, troopers responded to 216 crashes, 152 vehicle spin outs and/or off the road, and two jackknifed semis.

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