MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Three children are hospitalized after a crash Thursday afternoon in Arden Hills involving three passenger cars and two commercial vehicles.

interstate 35w crash in arden hills State Patrol: 3 Kids Hospitalized After 5 Vehicle Crash On I 35W

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The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident happened at about 12:20 p.m. on Interstate 35W near I-694.

Traffic on I-35W was reduced to one lane, and the state patrol warned there will be long delays during rush hour.

The state patrol says two of the children hospitalized after the crash are in critical condition, while one is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Officials will release more information Thursday evening.

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