November Snowstorm Causes Problems

Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at 7:10 am

Power outages in Pine City, Rush City, Cambridge, Braham and North Branch areas left 700 people without power at times during the snowstorm and into Sunday (Nov. 14) morning.

In addition to power outages, drivers dealt with bad road conditions throughout Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin.

The Minnesota State Patrol says as of 6:30 a.m. Sunday troopers had responded to 500 crashes and another 600 cars off the road.

One of those crashes was fatal as 24-year-old John Kennedy of Minneapolis was killed when his car went in the ditch on Highway 60 in Blue Earth County Saturday and was hit by another car.

The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were seriously hurt in other crashes around the state.

KSTP of St. Paul reports a two-car crash in Bayfield County, Wisconsin killed two people Saturday and left a third injured.

Snow emergencies are in effect in Minneapolis and St. Paul, which is also keeping the impound lots busy.

According to employees at the Minneapolis Impound Lot, 1047 cars were towed in during the first two days of the city’s snow emergency.  City employees say they usually see 600 cars during the snow emergencies for the first storm.

In St. Paul, 577 cars were towed in. More than 2,700 were ticketed.

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