I-94 crash slows traffic in St. Paul

4:04 PM, Mar 23, 2011   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Interstate 94 was closed for hours after a semi-truck carrying eggs jackknifed in the westbound lanes near Mounds Boulevard in St. Paul early Wednesday morning.  

The accident happened around 3:02 a.m..

Traffic was completely shut down as emergency crews responded. Wreckers pulled the semi to the side of the freeway halfway through rush hour, but the commute remained slow as one lane was blocked off at Mounds Boulevard. 

Mn/DOT cameras showed an ambulance was on the scene. State Patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske reports that the driver was sore from his seatbelt, but refused treatment on the scene.  

A coating of ice and snow late Tuesday into Wednesday is making driving difficult all over the metro, with accidents and spinouts snarling the commute. 

Roeske tweeted shortly after 6 a.m., reporting 32 accidents statewide since the reporting period started at 5 a.m.. Twenty three of those crashes were in the Metro, including 5 involving injuries. Those numbers are certain to go up.

An additional 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected in the Twin Cities Wednesday. 

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