Northland Accident Totals

By KBJR News 1

January 18, 2013 Updated Jan 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - At least one death is being blamed on slippery road conditions today after up to 6 inches of snow fell in the Northland.

Roads and Highways across the Northland were snow covered and slippery.

Minnesota State Patrol officals say a two vehicle car crash along Highway 61 near Two Harbors has left one person dead.

This was the scene near Two Harbors late this afternoon after two cars collided on Highway 61.

According to authorities at the scene one person was killed.

Eye witnesses on the scene say it may have been a t-bone crash.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Police and state troopers were kept busy throughout the day responding to weather related accidents.

Earlier this morning, crews had to close off a section of Interstate 35 in Duluth between 21st Avenue East and 26th Avenue East due to a car crash.

By late this afternoon the state highway patrol reported troopers had responded to 39 crashes, 4 of which included injuries, three car spinouts and 24 vehicles that drove off the road.

Safety officials say you should drive more slowly during winter conditions and allow plenty of time to get to your destination.

Drivers should make sure their cars are clear of all snow and ice before heading out.

Safety officials also remind drivers to have winter survival kits in their cars in case of an accident.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.
kanderson@kbjr.com