MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says it has responded to over 150 crashes statewide after a winter storm left a layer of snow across much of southern Minnesota.

The Patrol says 11 of those accidents involved injuries but none were fatal or serious. The Patrol also reported nearly 150 vehicles that had spun out or left slippery roads as of just before noon Saturday.

The National Weather Service says Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport had 2 inches of snow by 6 a.m. Saturday. Another inch or two of snow was expected across the Twin Cities area Saturday afternoon and evening. Parts of southwestern Minnesota received 8 inches of snow, including Marshall, Redwood Falls and Slayton.

MnDOT spokesman Kevin Gutknecht says plows have been out in force, and cautions motorists to slow down.


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