Crashes, spinouts cause traffic delays Tuesday morning

Crashes, spinouts cause traffic delays Tuesday morning

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(ABC 6 News) – The overnight snow has left quite the mess on roads in southeast MN and northeast IA. Highway 14 eastbound between Byron and Rochester was at a standstill around 7:30 a.m. due to at least one car in the ditch.

Our ABC 6 News crew responded to a jackknifed semi-truck near Highway 63 and 48th St. in Rochester around 8:00 a.m.

There were also several other reports of crashes and spinouts across the area.

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Capt. Tim Parkin with the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to three weather-related crashes early Tuesday morning.

All resulted in minor damage, he said.

According to Minnesota State Patrol crash reports, a passenger van with 5 children and one adult rolled over in a ditch off Highway 247 and 50th Avenue NE in Farmington Township around 8:30 this morning.

The MSP has not yet released who of the children, ages 4-11, or the adult female driver, age 32, have been injured.

All occupants in the car were from Plainview, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, and were traveling westbound on Highway 247 when the driver lost control of the 2007 Ford Van, veered off the road, and rolled over in a ditch.

ABC 6 viewer Lynette Pew sent in a photo of a semi truck in a ditch a few miles east of Kenyon on Highway 60.

ABC 6 News will update this story as more information is available.