Nearly two days after a brutal snowstorm dumped almost a foot of snow on the majority of the metro, the roads are still packed with snow and ice. MNDOT crews are working 24/7 to do what they can, but with ice caked roads, any melt that takes place will freeze again overnight.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there were 685 crashes, over 1900 vehicles experienced spinouts or went off the road and 66 semi-jackknifes were reported.
Motorists are advised to check road conditions on 511mn.org before traveling to make their decision based on how roads are in their area but according to Kevin Gutknecht of MNDOT, road conditions are difficult to hazardous.
Minneapolis remains in a snow emergency and residents are advised to not park on the odd sides of non snow emergency routes from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. or until the side has been fully plowed.
The city has not yet implemented a winter parking restriction which would prevent parking on the even side of non-snow emergency routes until the snow season officially ends on April 1st or conditions warrant lifting the restrictions.