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Frost on roadways causing numerous incidents in the metro Sunday morning

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Slippery roadways are leading to numerous incidents in the Twin Cities.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement until 1 p.m. Sunday due to slippery conditions. The Minnesota Department of Transportation's website shows roads in the western suburbs were partially covered by frost at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The weather service explained why the roads got so slippery: As warmer and more humid air moved in Sunday, it encountered cold roadways, which caused ice or frost to form on untreated roads, especially bridges.

Drivers should be prepared for slippery roads and bridges, the weather service warns, noting "numerous accidents and spinouts" were reported, a few of which resulted in injuries, according to the State Patrol's incident report.

A vehicle traveling west on Highway 63 near 795th Avenue in Mower County lost control and rolled just after 8 a.m. The driver, who hasn't been identified, suffered non-life threatening injuries, the incident report says. The road was listed as icy.

Another rollover crash was reported around 8 a.m. near Morton. Few details have been released, but the patrol's report says Highway 19 was icy at the time of the crash.

Around 9:20 a.m., a 52-year-old woman was traveling west on Interstate 90 in Sherburne when she lost control on an icy road and struck a guardrail. She suffered non-life threatening injuries, the report says.

A number of other incidents were reported:

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Major roadway closed this weekend

A large stretch of Highway 100 will be closed this weekend for MnDot workers to make repairs to bridges, signs and drainage systems. Also, three busy ramps off I-494 in the south metro remain closed until as late as November.

Frost possible Tuesday night through Friday morning

KARE 11 reports parts of central and northern Minnesota will see low temperatures close to the freezing mark.