Freezing rain, snow cover parts of Upper Midwest

January 22, 2012 - 10:25 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freezing drizzle and rain is making roads slick across portions of the Upper Midwest.

The precipitation is expected to change over into snow that could continue Monday.

The National Weather Service has updated its winter weather advisories to cover most of Minnesota and South Dakota, nearly all of Wisconsin and large parts of North Dakota and Iowa.

In southeastern Minnesota, Rochester police responded to more than 70 crashes. In northwestern Minnesota, four people were injured in a crash on Interstate 94 while a woman was injured when a car slid into a parked fire truck. But nobody was hurt when an SUV slid into a snowplow on U.S. Highway 2.

Authorities closed Interstate 43 in both directions near Green Bay, Wis. for over two hours due to multiple crashes.