Twin Cities roads are an icy nightmare, dozens of crashes reported

Temperatures have dropped, causing overnight snow to freeze.
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Dozens of crashes have been reported across the Twin Cities on Saturday afternoon, amid treacherously icy conditions.

A look at Minnesota 511 at 3:45 p.m. shows numerous crashes and spinouts across the metro.

It comes as temperatures plunged following Friday and Saturday's snow, causing freezing on the roads.

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The worst affected areas appear to include I-394, I-494 and Hwy. 169 in the western Twin Cities.

There are also several crashes on I-94 near Maple Grove, as well as on I-35W near the Forest Lake split.

The Twitter account Twin Cities Traffic meanwhile has registered 37 reported crashes in the past hour alone.

Despite this, there has been little in the way of warnings regarding the difficult conditions from MnDOT or other authorities in the Twin Cities.

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