Storm blamed for more than 700 accidents across MN 12 Apr 13

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The spring snowstorm is being blamed for more than 700 accidents across Minnesota.

The State Patrol said it responded to 296 crashes plus 440 vehicles that either spun out or went off the road from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Thirty nine of those accidents involved injuries, but the patrol says nobody was seriously hurt or killed.

Those figures don’t include accidents that were handled just by local law enforcement agencies. Duluth police, for example say they responded to at least 30 crashes.