MINNEAPOLIS - A little snow is causing a lot of trouble on the roads for the Wednesday evening commute.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports that between noon and 9:45 p.m., there were 379 crashes across the state, 95 spin-outs, and seven jackknifed semis. 33 of the crashes involved injuries, but luckily none were serious or fatal.
John Omori was one of the drivers who found themselves stuck after a spin out. He was driving from his home in Minneapolis to pick up a prescription in St Louis Park when he lost control on Highway 100 South.
"It just went out of control. It just slipped," Omori said. "Luckily I wasn't hurt. I don't know how much damage I have in the car. I haven't seen it. I'm handicapped so I can't walk around too much."
Omori's rear axel broke when his car slammed into a curb, but he was forced to wait for help because his tow truck was among the many cars stuck in traffic.
"I've been waiting about an hour and a half," he said.
MnDOT is urging drivers to slow down. They say conditions are perfect for refreezing snow, making the roads slippery.
Metro Transit said more than half of their buses are delayed as of 5:30 p.m., and the average delay is 16 minutes. The light rail and Northstar are operating as normal.