Snow Causing Dangerous Road Conditions

Posted at: 03/10/2013 10:39 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS)--In just a few hours Sunday night, driving conditions went from good to difficult. Speeds on I-90 and I-35 were slow, hardly exceeding 35 miles per hour. The combination of snow and wind is making the roads very slippery.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has listed all of Southeast Minnesota as difficult driving and travel is not advised in parts of Northeast Iowa. There were numerous reports of cars in the ditch throughout the area.

The State Patrol responded to an accident with injuries just before 6 p.m. near Geneva. There were minor injuries and the State Patrol said speed was more of a factor than road conditions and add when road conditions are as dangerous as they are, slowing down is the best way to avoid an accident.    

“The main thing is people to slow down, you have to use caution out there, you can't be driving speed limits and basically just watching your speed. That and wearing your seatbelts, that's all going to help you if you do get into an accident," said Sgt. Tim Freden of the Minnesota State Patrol.

ABC 6 News will continue team coverage of the storm on ABC 6 News Good Morning starting at 5 a.m.

To view road conditions in Iowa: http://www.511ia.org/

To view road conditions in Minnesota: http://www.511mn.org/