MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A semi truck fire has completely closed a stretch of southbound Interstate 35 near Minnesota’s border with Iowa Tuesday afternoon.

(credit: Terri Gerdes-Bettin)

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, I-35 will be closed to all traffic but emergency vehicles from the U.S. 65 exit near Albert Lea to the Iowa state line until about 2 p.m.

Traffic is being rerouted onto 65. MnDOT cameras showed a significant backup.

(credit: MnDOT)