More ice, snow expected after slippery weekendCottage Grove police responded to five accidents and six reports of vehicles sliding off the roadway during and after Saturday night and Sunday morning's ice storm
A weekend ice storm left Minnesota drivers slip-sliding along roadways, with more than 400 accidents reported metro-wide, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
In Cottage Grove, police responded to five accidents, and six reports of vehicles sliding off the roadway, during and after Saturday night and Sunday morning's icing, said Craig Woolery, Cottage Grove's Director of Public Safety.
Slick conditions also forced the temporary closure of hilly stretches of 70th Street west of Hinton Avenue, and 100th Street and Hadley Avenue.
Despite that, Woolery said conditions in Cottage Grove were "not that bad" compared to some areas of the Twin Cities.
"Comparatively, I think we were better," he said.
Snow is likely in south Washington County this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, with less than a half-inch expected to accumulate. More freezing rain and snow are predicted for Wednesday, as well, with additional snow possible on Thanksgiving Day.