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Minnesota Weather: Icy Roads Saturday Morning Result In 100+ Crashes Statewide

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The overnight rain/snow mix has led to icy roads in Minnesota Saturday morning, resulting in more than 100 crashes statewide.

Despite being a quiet morning, accident reports began stacking up Saturday morning. Ramps and bridges are the slickest areas.

Shortly before noon, the Minnesota State Patrol released crash numbers statewide: 118 crashes, 18 with injuries, but no deaths.

State Patrol spokesman Lt. Gordon Shank tells the Star Tribune there were no weather-related fatalities on the roads. He says 18 people were hurt, although none of the injures was considered serious.

Motorists are advised to use caution.

According to forecaster Katie Steiner, Saturday should be cloudy and windy with temperatures nearly hitting 40 degrees. Sunday should be warmer, in the mid-40s with sun.

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