Iowa, Minnesota law enforcement respond to hundreds of crashes from winter storm

(ABC 6 News) – The winter storm that brought snow and ice to the region has led to some tricky travel for Iowa and Minnesota motorists.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP), from 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to 7:30 a.m. Thursday, there were 36 crashes (3 with injury, none serious or fatal), 107 vehicle spinouts or off the road, and 1 jackknifed semi.

In all, since 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the storm was making its way into the state, through 7:30 a.m. Thursday, MSP responded to 362 crashes, (30 with injury, 1 serious and 0 fatal), 275 vehicle spinouts or off the road, and 5 jackknifed semis.

The Iowa State Patrol (ISP) said between 12:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, they responded to 134 calls for service, 48 crashes (38 that included damage) with 10 that sustained personal injury, and 86 motorist assists.

Meanwhile, the Rochester Police Department (RPD) said from 6:00 a.m. Wednesday to 8:00 a.m. Thursday, they responded to 6 crashes with none involving serious injury.