I-35W lanes in Lino Lakes reopen after vehicle fire

A stretch of southbound Interstate 35W in Lino Lakes has reopened after lanes were temporarily blocked by a vehicle fire Thursday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported the serious injury crash happened along the interstate near County Road 14.

Crews had cleared the scene at about 10:30 a.m.

An earlier version of this report appears below.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports southbound lanes of Interstate 35W were blocked in the north metro area due to a vehicle fire following a crash Thursday morning.

MnDOT reports the crash is between I-35 and I-35E and Exit 36 for Anoka County Road 23/Lake Drive in Lino Lakes.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash involved serious injuries, but did not provide how many people were injured.

Delays of at least 10 minutes are being reported due to the crash. Drivers were able to pass the scene via a single lane just after 9 a.m.

Authorities are advising drivers to find an alternate route.

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