KSTP Traffic Round-Up: Clean-up after Semi Fire in Oakdale to Take at Least 4 Hours

KSTP Traffic Round-Up: Clean-up after Semi Fire in Oakdale to Take at Least 4 Hours Photo: MnDOT traffic camera

November 20, 2017 09:29 AM

A semi engulfed in flames halted traffic in Oakdale Monday morning.

According to KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith, the incident occurred at about 6:25 a.m. along westbound Interstate 94 east of Century Avenue.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports the brakes on the semi caught fire. The driver was able to exit the semi and call 911.

Authorities reopened the left lane and shoulder just after 7 a.m. to allow traffic to move around the semi. The Minnesota State Patrol advised drivers to find alternate routes, as it was expected to take crews four or more hours to clear the scene.

Stay with KSTP.com and 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Morning for the latest updates on this incident.

Watch live video of the incident below.

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