Rochester police, state patrol report uptick in crashes Thursday

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police saw 7 car crashes Wednesday, Jan. 18 and 12 car crashes Thursday, Jan. 19, followed by only 2 crashes the morning of Friday, Jan. 20.

Minnesota State Patrol reported 54 crashes (5 injuries) between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday, with 95 vehicle spinouts and one jackknifed semi.

That number increased later in the morning, with another 62 crashes between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Five more of those crashes had injuries, and another 103 vehicles spun out or off the road.

There were also four more jacknifed semis Thursday morning.