Monday, March 18, 2013
The metro is expected to get one to three inches of snow before 11 a.m. Check out Patch’s map of up-to-the-minute road conditions.
Snow in the Twin Cities snarled Monday morning commutes, causing numerous crashes as drivers headed to work. Golden Valley is under a winter storm warning and is expected to receive one to three inches of snow before 11 a.m. followed by another half an inch in the evening. The winter weather has turned roads slippery. The Minnesota Department of Transit reported crashes and spinouts on most major thoroughfares. To see what the roads are like on your route to work, check out Patch’s map of up-to-the-minute road conditions.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The snow is gone, but commuters still dealt with slippery roadways Wednesday morning.
At about 8:50 a.m., Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed an incident on Interstate 394 and Wirth Parkway that caused law enforcement to shut down one lane. According to the Star Tribune, "ramps and bridges are slippery in places." On Twitter, Lt. Eric Roeske from the Minnesota State Patrol said that from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, troopers handled 215 crashes and 316 spinouts throughout the state. For real-time information on the commute through Golden Valley, click here.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Spinouts on northbound and southbound Highway 169 slowed traffic around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Snow continued to fall into the late morning hours Tuesday, Mar. 5, as Winter Storm Saturn pushed through the Twin Cities area. While many districts canceled school, Minnesotans still ventured out onto the snow-coated roads. And for many, commutes ended in spinouts. At about 10:30 a.m. on Highway 169, Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed that traffic was down to one lane in both directions due to spinouts near Medicine Lake Road. On Twitter, MnDOT said that plows were out in force throughout the morning. Lt. Eric Roeske from the Minnesota State Patrol said that from 5 a.m. to 10:40 a.m., troopers handled 122 crashes and 114 spinouts throughout the state. Other storm articles on Patch:
The City of Golden Valley issued a snow emergency Tuesday morning.
The snow started falling at 7 p.m. Monday night and by Tuesday morning it was still coming down, causing slick roadways and school closings throughout the metro area. Robbinsdale Area Schools are closed and Hopkins schools will start two hours late. Plows in Golden Valley started working at 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning after the city issued a snow emergency. No parking is allowed on any street until plowing has been completed. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said the driving conditions were difficult and weather forecasters predict that snow will continue to steadily fall through late morning. To check the commute in Golden Valley, click here. The National Weather Service first issued a winter storm watch over the weekend and …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The accident occurred on Feb. 10 on Interstate 694. The officer is from Golden Valley.
A little after 1 p.m., Minnesota State Patrol Officer Jeffrey Smith was involved in an accident on Interstate 694 in Anoka County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol accident report, Smith, of Golden Valley, was sitting in the left lane on eastbound Interstate 694 when a driver in the center lane lost control of his car. The car, a Ford pickup truck, spun out and “landed on the hood” of Smith’s car, according to the report. Road conditions were icy at the time of the accident and no injuries reported. The accident was one of hundreds on Sunday as winter storm Orko dumped snow and sleet on the Twin Cities. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske reported that between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, state patrol officers handled 239 …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Transportation officials say that heavy snow on Sunday will lead to a difficult Monday morning commute.
Winter storm Orko dumped snow and ice on most of Minnesota Sunday, including Golden Valley. The heavy snowfall will make driving on Monday morning potentially hazardous. On their Facebook page Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urged drivers to be careful: Plan ahead now. Leave early for work or work from home if that is possible. When driving, slow down, drive for the road conditions. Give plows room to work. And, the plows are out!! On Twitter, Hennepin County said that all plows were tackling the snow Sunday. Full call out of all our plows. Challenging conditions. Will be out on all roads and bridges throughout the day and tonight. Driving conditions on almost all of the roads in the metro area Sunday were “difficult,” …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Slippery driving conditions caused more than 300 car crashes on Sunday, according to Minnesota State Patrol.
Updated Monday, 12:30 p.m. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said that between 5 and 10 a.m. on Monday, 27 crashes were reported in the Twin Cities metro area. Of those crashes, 5 resulted in injuries. *** Snow, ice and fog forced drivers to slow down on Sunday and Monday. And even then, the Minnesota State Patrol reported that more than 300 drivers crashed on Jan. 27 between noon and 8:30 p.m. On Twitter, Lt. Eric Roeske said that out of 367 crashes, only 48 involved injuries. At about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed a spinout blocking the road on Interstate 394 and Winketka Avenue. At about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, the City of Golden Valley declared a snow emergency, noting …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Minnesota Department of Transportation addressed the issue on their Facebook page this week.
Two days after most of the Twin Cities area, including Golden Valley, received more than 10 inches of snow, traveling the roadways remained complicated in spots. On Dec. 11, a rollover on westbound 394 tied up traffic near Golden Valley. On Dec. 12, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Twitter feed, a spin-out a westbound 394 on-ramp closed the road during rush hour. The Minnesota Department of Transportation addressed the road conditions in a Dec. 11, 2012 statement on the Minnesota Department of Transportation Facebook page: MnDOT continues addressing the compacted snow and icy conditions on highways and interstates—particularly in southwestern/west central Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro area. The cold …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Police remind residents to be mindful of conditions.
Sunday’s snow storm may have tapered off towards the late evening, but Minnesota Department of Transportation crews have a long night ahead of themselves. As of 6 p.m. Sunday the state patrol reported 211 crashes in the metro with 26 reporting injuries. Officials say a total of 185 vehicles have gone off the road and one semi has jack-knifed throughout the metro. In total around the state, 368 vehicles have gone off the road with 284 crashes reported and 37 reported injuries. Lt. Eric Roseke of the Minnesota State Patrol says if you must drive, please drive at safe speeds for road conditions and be aware of the snow plows that will be out and about. If you find yourself waiting for assistance off the roads, Roseke reminds residents to stay…