MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A million gallons of oil from North Dakota will soon be on more trains going through the Twin Cities via the western suburbs.
The oil trains are being re-routed past Target Field and across the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island.READ MORE: While Reported STDs Decreased Last Year, Pandemic Disruptions Give Cause Of Uncertainty
Residents in Wayzata and St. Louis Park can expect 11 to 23 oil trains to pass through each week.READ MORE: Target Announces Plan To Cut Emissions To Net-Zero In Next 2 Decades
The trains are on the way to eastern refineries. Oil trains previously approached Minneapolis through Anoka and Coon Rapids.
BNSF Railway says the rerouting is temporary while they work on improving tracks across Minnesota.MORE NEWS: President Biden To Discuss Agriculture In Wisconsin Next Week
Click here to read stories from NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s series on oil trains in Minnesota, called “Tracking Danger.”