ST. CLOUD - A Mid-April snowstorm is creating slippery roads and leading to crashes on Minnesota roads.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of central Minnesota through 4:00 a.m. Thursday. Stearns, Benton, Todd, and Morrison counties are included in the warning.

Snow accumulation could be between six and eight inches for some areas. A narrow band of 10 to 12 inches is possible in northeastern Minnesota.

State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow says the snow is leading to scattered slippery areas on the roads.

Grabow adds that drivers should slow down on the roads and increase their following distance to avoid accidents.

State Patrol Lieutenant Eric Roeske recently said on Twitter that since 3:00 a.m. troopers have been called to 137 crashes, 20 of the involving injury and one of them fatal.

 

Photo: Alex Svejkovsky
Photo: Alex Svejkovsky
Photo: Alex Svejkovsky
Photo: Alex Svejkovsky