Roads are still slick; 27 crashes reported in Alexandria region SundayMinnesota troopers in the west central and northwest regions responded to several calls for service as road conditions deteriorated throughout the day on Sunday, March 6.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
Minnesota troopers in the west central and northwest regions responded to several calls for service as road conditions deteriorated throughout the day on Sunday, March 6.
Troopers responded to 27 crashes, 11 of which were rollovers, seven of those resulted in non-serious injuries. An additional 35 vehicles had also slipped off the roadway requiring tow truck assistance.
Two of the crashes involved MNDOT snow plows. One of the snow plow crashes occurred on Interstate 94, approximately 10 miles east of Moorhead, and the other on Highway 75 south of Moorhead, near Comstock.
A majority of the factors cited in the crashes were motorists driving too fast for obvious poor conditions. Some of the busiest areas were I-94 near Alexandria.
According to Sergeant Jesse Grabow, "We've had a lot of winter already and March generally proves to be one of those unpredictable months. Motorists need to continue those safe and smart winter driving skills. If March is going to come in like a Lion, you always need to be prepared. So please slow down, don't use the cruise control, and wear your seat belt."
Motorists are reminded to be cautious on the Monday morning commutes as roads are still very icy and slippery.