October 02, 2018 09:03 AM
KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith was keeping an eye on a number of crashes in the Twin Cities metro Tuesday morning.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports Highway 8 is closed at Greenway Avenue following a crash involving a semi trailer. The road is expected to be closed for around three hours. An accident investigation is underway.
Smith said traffic backups appeared to have been cleared up by 9 a.m. But the road remained closed.
US 8: Road closed at Greenway Avenue (near Wyoming). https://t.co/Zz6dGbqZok— MnDOT Traffic (@MnDOTtraffic) October 2, 2018
MnDOT also reports a traffic incident on Highway 36 between Interstate 35W and Highway 51. Earlier, it reported a crash on Interstate 94 East in Minneapolis between Third Avenue and Highway 65.
Smith is watching crashes on Highway 169 South near Highway 610, as well as a crash on Interstate 694 East at Interstate 35W South.
Crashes: 169 SB near Hwy 610 & 694 EB at 35W pic.twitter.com/FJM23DekY6— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) October 2, 2018
Smith said to keep an eye out for a crash on Interstate 94 East past Highway 101 near Rogers.
Watch out for this crash on 94 EB past Hwy 101 near Rogers. Meanwhile, crashes on Hiawatha near 94 have cleared... pic.twitter.com/rEbHe80sbL— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) October 2, 2018
Earlier, Smith reported a pair of crashes on Hiawatha in Minneapolis near Interstate 94. But those are since believed to have cleared.
Smith reported a right lane was blocked on Interstate 94 East in St. Paul around 6:30 a.m. following a crash near Ruth Street.
Crash here on 94 EB near Ruth St in St. Paul. Right lane is blocked... pic.twitter.com/EnvDxDu8bu— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) October 2, 2018
Smith also said a crash on Highway 61 North in Newport was backing traffic up into Cottage Grove.
This crash on Hwy 61 NB in Newport is quicky backing up traffic into Cottage Grove. pic.twitter.com/T9Rdm83yqd— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) October 2, 2018
Smith reports roads in the metro are a little damp.
Updated: October 02, 2018 09:03 AM
Created: October 02, 2018 06:45 AM
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