Weekend Blizzard Crash Numbers 30 Jan 14

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to hundreds of crashes across southern Minnesota during the recent blizzard. Between Saturday and Monday, troopers in the 10-county Mankato-area district responded to a total of 165 crashes. That includes 144 vehicles that went off the road or were blocking the road as well as 5 personal injury crashes. In the 13-county Marshall-area state patrol district, which includes Redwood, Renville and Cottonwood Counties, there were 109 incidents over the 3-day period, including 3 personal-injury crashes. Authorities say that all of these crashes could have been avoided if motorists were to slow down, increase their following distance, and always heed no travel advisories.