Winter Storm Accident Total Up to 270

Winter Storm Accident Total Up to 270 Click to Enlarge

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With the winter storm over, the National Weather Service and Highway departments are sharing statistics from across the area.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 270 crashes between 8:00 am on Thursday to 11:45 am on Friday. 24 of those were injury crashes. There was one fatality near Pine City.

There was also one fatality reported in North Dakota, where a driver was killed trying to pass a snow plow. NdDot invesigated seven crashes involving snow plows.

There were 21 jackknifed semis reported, including two on I–94 in Moorhead on Thursday.

There was 10.5" of snow recorded at the KDLM Studios on Richwood Road in Detroit Lakes. The most snow reported was 24 inches east of Finland in the Arrowhead of Minnesota. Other snow totals include:

  • McGregor - 19.2 inches
  • Payne - 16 inches
  • Brimson - 15.6 inches
  • Ortonville - 15 inches
  • Alexandria - 14.5 inches
  • Lutsen - 14.4 inches
  • Long Prairie - 14.2 inches
  • Pine River - 14 inches
  • Duluth - 13.1 inches
  • Sebeka - 13 inches
  • Brainerd - 12.5 inches
  • Proctor - 11 inches
  • Moorhead - 11 inches

While the snow may be over, bitter cold is now in the forecast, with highs in the single digits for the foreseeable future. That excludes Sunday, where the area will see a tropical 30 degrees.

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