More than 350 accidents reported on Minnesota roads

Numerous crashes and spinouts were reported on Minnesota roads Tuesday as snow continued to fall in the Twin Cities metro and beyond.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that there were 361 accidents and 204 vehicle break-ins in between 6 in the morning and 4 p.m on Tuesday. Thirty-four people were injured in crashes, the State Patrol said.

When all is said and done, the Twin Cities could see about 4-7 inches of snow, which is expected to have a bigger impact on the evening commute.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, many roads across the Twin Cities metro were partially or completely covered in snow, according to MnDOT’s website.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation told FOX 9 crews began treating roads around midnight, saying it’s best to treat roads as close to the beginning of the snowfall as possible. As of Tuesday morning, MnDOT had about 200 crews out working to keep the roads clear. Crews will work 12-hour shifts until the roads are in good condition.

The rapid snowfall will mean crews will have to work quickly to keep up.

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