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Slippery conditions across Southeast Minnesota lead to multiple crashes

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Semi accident near Oronoco Semi accident near Oronoco
Two vehicle accident near 65th Street NW exit in Rochester Two vehicle accident near 65th Street NW exit in Rochester
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Southeast Minnesota's blast of cold air Tuesday morning, combined with wind and fresh snow, made for a very slippery commute and some early morning crashes.

The first accident took place on Highway 52, near Oronoco.

Authorities said a northbound semi truck jackknifed around 3:30 a.m. The accident shut down the left lane of Highway 52 north, while responders and tow operators worked to clear the scene.

A second crash, also on Highway 52, took place around 6 a.m. near the 65th Street Northwest exit in Rochester. 

State Patrol said the accident involved two vehicles, a pickup truck and a sedan. The accident shut down at least two lanes for commuters.

The State Patrol and the Rochester Fire Department set up a perimeter around the wreckage as they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

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