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Snowy Saturday causes nearly 500 crashes, 1 fatality on MN roads

And some areas are still under a no-travel advisory.
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The snow storm that pounded Minnesota this weekend, predictably, wreaked havoc on the state's roads. 

A series of tweets from the State Patrol gives an idea of the toll that Minnesota drivers had to pay on Saturday:

From 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, there was a total of 465 crashes, 42 of which resulted in injuries and one fatality (near Macville Township in Aitkin County).

There were also 432 spinouts and 22 jackknifed semi trucks during that same period of time. 

The rest of the day saw dozens more crashes, but thankfully few injuries. 

The totals come as poor travel conditions and no-travel advisories persist across southwest Minnesota, according to the latest MnDOT data.

You can find up-to-date road alerts at MnDOT's 511 website. 

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