The roads throughout Minnesota Thursday and Friday are expected to be difficult to travel across as a winter storm blasts western, central and northern Minnesota with 8-12 inches of snow, possibly more in some locations.
Strong winds will accompany the snow, causing reduced visibilities and, at times, whiteout conditions.
From 6 p.m. Wednesday through 8 a.m. Thursday there were 270 crashes statewide, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Meanwhile, the rain in the Twin Cities and southern parts of the state could freeze as temperatures plummet into the teens and near zero on Friday night into Saturday. MnDOT has been working 24/7 to treat the roads, but surface streets, sidewalks, driveways, bridges and ramps stand the best chance to get quite slick the water freezes.
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Oak Grove woman killed in crash
A woman was killed in a rollover crash in east-central Minnesota in the early morning hours of Dec. 26.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2011 Chevy Impala traveling eastbound on Hwy. 70 through Pine County went into a ditch, hit a driveway approach and rolled.
The crash happened on Hwy. 70 near Rasberry Road in Royalton Township, which is southwest of Pine City to the west of Interstate 35.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as 32-year-old Jacqueline Ann Marie Duke, of Oak Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The State Patrol says the woman was not wearing a seatbelt