Drivers do a lot of double takes along I-35 in the south metro, where a life-sized shark statue is on a hillside next to a replica submarine, rocket ship and something resembling a Martian vehicle. They’re there to draw attention to Hot Sam’s, an antique shop overlooking an eclectic salvage yard that’s been nicknamed an “antique theme park.”
The Minnesota State Patrol says a section of I-35 south of Owatonna that was closed after a fiery crash has now reopened. The Patrol says a semi and a car were stopped in the right northbound lane Thursday afternoon due to traffic backups. Another semi crashed into the car, which then collided with the first semi. The trucks then caught on fire, sending a plume of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.
One person is dead after a car hit two vehicles on Interstate 35 in Faribault, Minn. Sunday night. Mach Kuel, 39, of Coon Rapids died Sunday after the car he was traveling in hit one vehicle and side-swiped another. Police said they responded to a call about an accident around 11: 17 p.m. Sunday.
Just a few hours of light snow Friday was enough to set off a chain reaction pile-up on Interstate 35 south of the Twin Cities. The accident occurred on the northbound lanes of I-35 at County Road 50 near Lakeville, Minn.
If you have travel plans for Labor Day weekend, be prepared for a little traffic. MnDOT Director of Communications Kevin Gutknecht says there won’t be any construction going on, but the road work areas will still mean road closures and slower speed limits. “There are a number of work zones that folks may encounter during their holiday weekend travel,” Gutknecht said. “Work zones can still be dangerous places, so folks should slow down, take their time and proceed cautiously.”
MnDOT’s urging drivers to plan ahead this weekend due to several road construction projects around the metro. Highway projects include work on Highway 10 between West Main Street/Greenhaven Road and Seventh Avenue.
If you have plans this weekend, you may want to leave early. Some parts of the metro’s busiest stretches of interstate are shut down. I-35W is closed northbound in heart of the metro, and I-94 is closed westbound.
The state patrol is investigating a fatal crash that took place Wednesday night on I-35 at County Road 17.
Traffic is flowing along I-35 in the south metro again, after a big accident involving a semi truck slowed things down early Sunday morning.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced its 2013 construction plans on Wednesday, and it will be a busy season on many of the state’s roads.
Traffic is flowing Saturday morning on I-35 in Forest Lake after a semi accident shut it down for multiple hours on Friday night.
It’s the start of a holiday weekend. And for anyone driving north, especially on I-35, it could be tough going. As if slow-to-still traffic wasn’t bad enough, Hannah Andersen found herself stranded on 35 North. And it was a true holiday weekend driving nightmare.
Beginning late Thursday, June 21, motorists in the eastern metro area should expect delays as closures take place inside the I-35E/I-94 Capitol Interchange in St. Paul.
MnDOT is warning motorists of an overnight lane closures on Interstate 35W in Burnsville on Thursday night.
A semi truck crash in the south Twin Cities metro area held up traffic Thursday morning.