Posted at: 04/18/2013 6:29 AM
Updated at: 04/19/2013 10:00 AM
By: Cassie Hart
Tricky Commute Continued Friday Morning
Accumulating snow overnight created a mess on Twin Cities roads Friday morning once again.
A number of crashes were reported Friday morning.
Freeways were slushy with some icy spots. Less traveled roads were mostly covered with heavy snow and hard to maneuver in the early morning hours. Ramps were also icy.
As of 8:15 a.m., Metro Transit reported 82-percent of buses were on time; with a 3 minute average delay. Light rail continued to run on schedule.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a Wisconsin teenager was killed in a crash Thursday in Washington County after losing control in the snowy conditions.
The State Patrol says 16-year-old Jonathon Pohlen of Houlton, Wis., lost control on westbound Interstate 94, went through a median and under a semi-trailer.
Police in Rogers say a tanker truck carrying milk hit a car head-on in the 13700 block of Brockton Lane Thursday afternoon. The tanker rolled into the ditch and hit some power lines. Two people were injured, police say.
Earlier in the day, Minnesota State Patrol Mankato reported that troopers responded to 19 crashes and 21 vehicles off the road in South Central Minnesota. Four of the crashes involved injuries.
Hennepin County said 78 plow operators reported for duty at noon and will be on the roads until conditions improve.
The storm warning is expected to last until 10 a.m. Friday. Other areas of the metro remain under a Winter Weather Advisory.