Vehicles continue sliding off icy roads in Twin Cities

Roads remain a problem after freezing rain covered the metro in ice.
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Among the many vehicles to lose control on icy roads Monday morning was a school bus carrying kids in the Hopkins School District. 

Jay Corn tweeted a photo of a bus (above) that he says "skidded out on black ice covering our ingress road this morning," noting that it slid sideways for about 50 feet before coming to a stop. The kids were scared and upset, but otherwise unhurt. 

Corn said it happened on Nolan Drive near Shady Oak Road. 

Freezing rain overnight has made a mess of the roads across southern Minnesota, namely back roads and surface streets that as of noon are still covered in a glaze of ice throughout many parts of the Twin Cities.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 173 crashes, 103 spinouts and four jackknifed semis across the state between 5-11 a.m. Fifteen of the crashes resulted in injuries, none of which were serious or fatal. 

As of 11:45 a.m. roads were still partially (blue) to completely (pink) covered in ice in southern Minnesota. 

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You can click here to check the latest road conditions across the state. 

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