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State Patrol: 286 crashes so far following winter storm

One of the largest crashes involved multiple vehicles and shut down a portion of I-35 on Friday afternoon near Faribault.

FARIBAULT, Minn. — Editor's note: The above video is from Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

The Minnesota State Patrol said 286 crashes have been reported statewide between 6 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday, as snow piled up across the southern portion of the state.

That total includes 21 crashes with injuries and one fatality. There were also 266 reports of vehicles going off roadways, and 21 jackknifed semi trucks. 

One big crash involved two semi trucks that temporarily closed a portion of southbound Interstate 35 north of Faribault on Friday. The crash happened around 11 a.m. as the snowstorm began to creep north towards the Twin Cities metro area.

The State Patrol says the crash also involved five other vehicles. One lane had re-opened for southbound traffic before 1 p.m. Troopers say no injuries from the crash have been reported.

For the latest on road conditions statewide, including plow cameras, visit MnDOT's 511mn.org page.

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