Snow causes 650 crashes on Minnesota roads

Several hundred accidents were reported on Minnesota roads Friday, especially across the metro. A semi-trailer jack-knifed across I-94 in Brooklyn Park, completely blocking traffic in one direction.

The State Patrol recorded 648 accidents across the state on Friday, according to KARE 11. None of those crashes had any serious injuries. An additional 180 vehicles spun out or went into the ditch.

The Rochester Postbulletin reports a 55-year-old MnDOT snowplow driver was struck by a train near the Minnesota/Iowa border Friday afternoon. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Among the other crashes, a semitruck jack-knifed across I-94 in Brooklyn Park, completely blocking traffic in one direction, according to WCCO.

"Ridiculous is an understatement," one transit official tells the Star Tribune. "People have forgotten how to drive."

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