40 semi jackknifes since start of Minnesota snowstorm - KMSP-TV

40 semi jackknifes since start of Minnesota snowstorm

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Stuck? You're not alone. On the heels of our biggest snowfall of the season, roads across the metro are more ice than asphalt causing problems for even the biggest of rigs. 

Actually, the bigger the rig, the bigger the problem, as semi drivers trying to maneuver their way through the ice was the biggest problem.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 40 jackknifed semis since 2 p.m. Thursday in addition to more than 404 crashes and 1,300 reports of spinouts and vehicles off the road.

See a live map of Twin Cities traffic conditions at myfox9.com/traffic


The Minnesota State Patrol is advising no travel throughout much of the state due to snow-and-ice-covered roads.

"We're receiving reports from veteran troopers in several areas of the state of conditions that are as bad as they've seen in 25 years," said State Patrol Lt. Col. Matt Langer. "We need motorists to avoid traveling unless it's absolutely necessary. It is simply too dangerous right now and MnDOT needs room to clear the roads of snow and ice."

Gov. Mark Dayton has issued an emergency executive order to allow the National guard to assist stranded drivers.

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