MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A stretch of westbound Interstate 494 was closed for several hours near South St. Paul Saturday morning after an accident involving a semi truck full of potatoes.
Westbound Highway 494 at Hardman Avenue near South St Paul is closed due to a lost load of potatoes. The highway will be closed for a significant period of time. Find an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/3jpYobOSFuREAD MORE: Suspect Arrested After Woman Found Stabbed To Death On Shakopee Sidewalk
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The crash happened at Hardman Avenue just after 8 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Scent Of Smoke Fills The Air As Wildfire Haze Reduces Air Quality
That section of interstate was finally reopened at about 12:15 p.m. It is not clear how many spuds were lost in the crash.