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Winter weather brings traffic to a stand still for hours

Tuesday's freezing cold temperatures and inch or so of snow did a number on the daily commute here in the Twin City area. The conditions led to nearly 400 crashes and other accidents around the metro. The Minnesota State Patrol blamed careless drivers who weren't respecting the speed limits or the slick road conditions.

Most highways and freeways experienced major delays or were shutdown completely due to multi-car accidents. One of the worst was a south metro pileup of about five semi-trailer trucks and 41 cars on northbound Interstate 35 near Elko New Market. Another accident resulted in a backup on westbound I-94 that stretched from Minnesota all the way into Wisconsin.

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Read the Star Tribune story here