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Updated: Snow, Fog Cause Crashes in Twin Cities Area

Slippery driving conditions caused more than 300 car crashes on Sunday, according to Minnesota State Patrol.

Updated: Snow, Fog Cause Crashes in Twin Cities Area

Updated Monday, 12:30 p.m.

Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said that between 5 and 10 a.m. on Monday, 27 crashes were reported in the Twin Cities metro area. Of those crashes, 5 resulted in injuries.

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Snow, ice and fog forced drivers to slow down on Sunday and Monday. And even then, the Minnesota State Patrol reported that more than 300 drivers crashed on Jan. 27 between noon and 8:30 p.m.

On Twitter, Lt. Eric Roeske said that out of 367 crashes, only 48 involved injuries. At about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed a spinout blocking the road on Interstate 394 and Winketka Avenue.

At about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, the City of Golden Valley noting that parked cars will have to obey snow emergency rules until roads are cleared. Plows began working at midnight on Sunday.

As the snow tapered, on Monday morning, the National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory for Hennepin County and Golden Valley.

According to the advisory:

MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT TO ENCOUNTER
VISIBILITIES LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE...WITH POCKETS OF NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION...WITH THE TEMPERATURE NEAR THE FREEZING MARK...ANY UNTREATED SURFACES MAY BE SLIPPERY DUE TO ICING FROM THE DENSE FOG.

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