KSTP Traffic Round-Up: Semi Tips, Spills Up to 7K Gallons of Ethanol; Hwy 7 Closed in Carver County

April 25, 2018 09:21 AM

WATCH 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS for the latest traffic and weather updates.


A tipped semi forced crews to close a section of Highway 7 in Watertown Township early Wednesday morning.

Advertisement

Crews closed Highway 7 at County Road 10, KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said.

The closure was expected to last through the morning, Smith said.

Smith said reports indicated the semi was leaking about 3,500 gallons of ethanol. The Minnesota Department of Transportation later estimated 6,000 to 7,000 gallons of ethanol had spilled into a ditch near where the semi had tipped.

Smith added there was no indication the semi driver was injured.

Track your route with the KSTP Traffic Map

Meanwhile, drivers might want to begin preparing for a handful of road closures set to take place in downtown Minneapolis.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Interstate 35W and Interstate 94 interchange will be affected.

RELATED: Ramp, Street Closures Coming to Downtown Minneapolis

Credits

Rebecca Omastiak

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

2 Men in Fatal Crash Involving Stolen Lyft Vehicle Identified

1 Death Linked to Ongoing Turkey Salmonella Outbreak

MnDOT, City to Close St. Paul Homeless Encampment

List: At Least 80 People Still Missing After Deadly Wildfire

St. Paul City Council to Vote on Raising Minimum Wage

Advertisement