Westbound I-94 reopens in St. Cloud, westbound I-694 reopens near Little Canada
A slew of crashes caused delays throughout the metro Thursday morning.
According to authorities in St. Cloud, westbound Interstate 94 lanes reopened after being temporarily closed due to a crash in the area.
Smith said traffic had slowed to a near stop in both directions.
St. Cloud State Patrol still telling me that I-94 WB is closed at Cty Rd 75. Overhead signs in the area say one lane is open tho. Traffic is stopped either way. https://t.co/wiagwePlXs pic.twitter.com/6Njuc6lRH4— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) January 23, 2020
Additionally, westbound lanes of Interstate 694 near Little Canada reopened after being temporarily closed Thursday morning due to a multi-vehicle crash.
Lanes reopened just before 7 a.m.
OPEN! Crash just cleared!! https://t.co/PgB6xwbEIg— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) January 23, 2020
KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said the interstate's westbound lanes were temporarily shut down after the crash, which also involved two semi trucks.
Smith said traffic was diverted to Interstate 35E southbound during the closure.
Authorities have not yet said whether anyone was hurt in the crash.
I-694 is closed this morning! The westbound lanes are shut down at I-35E due to a multi-vehicle crash involving two semis. Traffic is being diverted to I-35E southbound. https://t.co/wiagwePlXs pic.twitter.com/EoEuDSeKQi— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) January 23, 2020
Meanwhile, Smith said a jackknifed semi blocked a couple of westbound Interstate 494 lanes at Hardman Avenue in South St. Paul.
Jackknifed semi! At least a couple of lanes blocked on I-494 WB at Hardman Ave in South St. Paul. Sounds like a bunch of cars crashed behind this mess too. https://t.co/wiagwePlXs pic.twitter.com/Hv7mTDAHNw— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) January 23, 2020