Statewide Accidents From Snowfall 22 Feb 12

The Minnesota State Patrol kept very busy throughout much of the state as snow and slush accumulated on the highways Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. Even though not that much snow fell in many areas of Minnesota, the State Patrol’s Lieutenant Eric Roeske says that sometimes a nuisance snow can lead to more accidents. State Troopers responded to a total of approximately 191 crashes statewide during this latest snowfall. Of those crashes, 44 resulted in injuries and two were fatal crashes. The two fatals claimed the lives of five people. Troopers also responded to an additional 224 vehicles that had slid off the highways and required assistance needing many tow trucks.