Massive pileup shuts down I-35 in Lakeville

LAKEVILLE, Minn. - A pileup involving a number of vehicles completely closed down I-35 northbound in Lakeville for several hours on Friday afternoon.

Traffic cameras showed a mass of vehicles, including cars, trucks and semis, piled up on a bridge and its approach. Some of the impacted vehicles were piled up in the median, while others managed to limp to the side of the freeway. More than a dozen vehicles and their drivers were impacted.

Some reports from the scene say as many as 40 or 50 vehicles may have been involved in the pileup.

Traffic was diverted on exits south of the crash scene. There were no serious injuries reported and the interstate reopened around 3:30 p.m.

Up to 3 inches of snow had fallen by late Friday afternoon, mainly across the southern metro area.


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