Minnesota was hit hard by a mid-February snowstorm yesterday, and the result was not pleasant.

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Not only did yards fill with heavy snow, but roads slicked over, creating some dangerous driving conditions. One such area was northbound on I-35 south of the Twin Cities.

Around 11 a.m. on Feb. 22nd, northbound lanes in the Elko New Market area were congested with a multi-vehicle crash, so much so that the road needed to be closed.

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According to MnDOT, the lanes were completely blocked between Exit 69 to Highway 19 and Exit 76 to Deuce Road.

The crash included numerous vehicles, including three semis and two passenger cars. At this moment, there have been no reports of serious injury.

According to Kare11 News, across the state, troopers reported 187 crashes, 17 with injuries, and responded to another 79 vehicles either spun out or off the road between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday.

To see current road conditions, click here.

As of 7:30 this morning, I-35 is still reported to be icy. Remember to drive with caution even if the roads seem to be looking better.

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