Freezing rain, snow produce hundreds of accidents in southern Minn.


A mixture of freezing rain and snow made for treacherous roads in southern Minnesota. Rochester schools and others were closed, the Post Bulletin reported.

The State Patrol reported more than 200 crashes by late afternoon Sunday, causing three dozen injuries.

The accidents included the rollover of a tanker truck on Interstate 35-W near Lino Lakes. Fox-9 reports a hazmat crew responded to the crash, but no injuries were reported. Find Minnesota's current road conditions here.

Forecasters expect the nasty weather to be clear of the Twin Cities by the Monday morning commute. KARE-11 reports the freezing rain turned to snow a little earlier than expected, so final snowfall totals could reach three inches.

The Weather Service's La Crosse bureau says in areas south of Interstate 90, freezing rain could still keep the roads messy through Monday morning.

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