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Crashes litter highways; 'ridiculous is an understatement,' says transit official

Some fresh snowfall is all it took to cause "dozens and dozens" of crashes around the Twin Cities metro during the end-of-week commute. Fortunately, the Star Tribune reports, none of the accidents looks serious.
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Some fresh snowfall is all it took to cause "dozens and dozens" of crashes around the Twin Cities metro during the end-of-week commute. Fortunately, the Star Tribune reports, none of the accidents looks serious.

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