Early March blizzard causes fewer crashes, though some injuries in Cottage Grove

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This time around, there was far more snow in the ditches than vehicles.

Cottage Grove police said there were only about a half dozen property damage crashes and a handful of motorists who slid out or into a ditch over the two-day winter storm March 5 and 6.

There were two more serious accidents this time, however.

One party from each were transported to the hospital for injuries.

Police said the injuries were not critical, but not minor either.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office also responded to a few accidents and vehicle assists in Newport.