Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says it could have been a lot worse. He said they got a call that someone was driving down Interstate 494 the wrong way near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
It will be a busy traffic weekend in the metro. The Minnesota Twins are in town and the Gophers have a football game at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon. But the biggest traffic headache is going to be at Interstate 494 and Cedar Avenue.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Dakota County. According to the state patrol, the incident occurred on southbound Minnesota State Highway 77 near Interstate 494 at around 5:50 a.m.
The man who led authorities on a high-speed chase Wednesday shortly after a police officer was shot and killed has been charged with two felonies unrelated to the officer’s death.
The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer was arrested Wednesday night following a shoot-out just blocks away from the Capitol building.
A three-year project to add another lane to Interstate 494 in Plymouth is officially underway, following a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning. The stretch of 494 from Highway 55 to the Fish Lake Interchange is the only part of 494 that didn’t have three lanes.
Authorities said a driver crashed Sunday afternoon after leading police on a chase going to the wrong direction on Interstate 494 in Bloomington.
MnDOT has canceled weekend construction on eastbound Interstate 494 in Bloomington and Richfield due to predicted bad weather. Officials say the closure, between I-35W and Cedar Avenue, has been rescheduled for Oct. 25. Crews will resurface the roadway as part of the I-494 improvement project.
Police in Plymouth are looking for three masked individuals who pulled off an early morning robbery at McDonald’s. Authorities said the incident happened early Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s restaurant on the 2700 block of Annapolis Circle North, which is near Interstate 494 and Highway 55 in Plymouth.
A tipped over semi-truck caused quite a mess on Interstate 494 near Highway 61 in Newport, Minn. Sunday afternoon.
Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.
Authorities say a cab driver was killed and one other person suffered minor injuries in a multiple-vehicle crash Monday morning on Interstate 494 in Bloomington.
A Cottage Grove man is vowing to find the driver that he says hit him on his motorcycle. Canh Chu told WCCO he was riding down 494 near South St. Paul early Friday morning when a car hit him from behind.
Another summer weekend means another set of closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on Twin Cities roads.
Motorists will encounter plenty of headaches this weekend as we’re in the heart of summer road construction season. There are several highway closures this weekend, and the two biggest will be in the west metro.