First Snow of the Season Snarls Traffic In Rochester, Across MN
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The first snowfall of the season in Rochester and across Minnesota wreaked havoc on Minnesota’s roads.
The State Patrol responded to two crashes on Hwy. 52 in Rochester Saturday morning. One crash occurred at the Hwy. 52 interchange with Hwy. 63/Broadway Ave. South.
Troopers also responded to a crash at the Hwy. 52/Hwy. 14 West/Civic Center Dr. Interchange. No word yet on if anyone was injured in either crash.
The slippery Saturday morning in Rochester follows what was a busy overnight for first responders across the state. State Patrol Public Information Officer Lt. Gordon Shank reports state troopers responded to 117 crashes between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
18 of those crashes involved injuries and one crash resulted in a fatality. There were also 33 spinouts and four jackknifed semi-trucks.