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Tuesday Snowfall Causes Spin Outs, Slippery Road Conditions

As a band of light snow moved through the metro area Tuesday afternoon, crashes were reported throughout the area.

Small amounts of snow usually don’t cause issues on Minnesota roads, but on Tuesday afternoon, many metro drivers found themselves in ditches or pile-ups.

Snow began to fall in the late morning, but it was enough to give roads a thin coating.

Traffic and media outlets took to twitter to warn drivers about the hazardous conditions. Star Tribune traffic experts tweeted that a 10-car pile-up forced lanes to close near the intersection of westbound Interstate 94 and Olson Memorial Highway near Golden Valley.

At 11 a.m., StribDrive said on Twitter that Highway 169 was a “skating rink,” with numerous spin-outs.

An hour later, at about 12:15 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported that a crash at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 55 in Golden Valley was blocking the right lane. According to traffic cameras, police were on the scene.

To find out what traffic looks like near you, check out our live traffic map of the community.

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