Saturday, December 11, 2010
Just a little flavor, right off of the Startribune.com weather blog
No travel advised in the Twin Cities
Roads are so bad in the metro area that the Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no travel. Roads are snow packed and slippery, and high winds are creating difficult driving conditions.
The department also closed Hwy.50 between Hwy. 52 and County Road 20 in Dakota County because the road became impassable.
MnDot will continue to to work to clear metro area freeways throughout the evening.
As of 4:29pm
There have been 129 crashes statewide since midnight with 15 of those resulting in injuries. Of the 129, 96 have occurred in the metro area with nine resulting in injuries, said Lt. Eric Roeske.
A total of 561 vehicles have slid off the road or spun out on roadways statewide, with 383 of those in the metro area.
Zero, that's the number of fatalities, which is good news.