Bystanders help pickup driver who crashed in Bloomington amid slick Friday morning commute

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: February 12, 2021 06:07 PM
Created: February 12, 2021 07:26 AM

KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said crashes were reported across the metro Friday morning. Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said exhaust from vehicles froze on cold pavement, which contributed to slick spots.

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Smith said early Friday, a pickup truck crashed along the wall of the Highway 77/Cedar Avenue bridge at the Minnesota River bridge in Bloomington.

A crew was at the scene, Smith said.

Smith said the driver was able to exit the vehicle and is OK.

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Later Friday morning, Smith said the ramp from westbound Interstate 94 to westbound Interstate 694 in Brooklyn Center was closed temporarily due to crashes in the area.

In one case, Smith said a rollover in the median was reported along Highway 100 just south of Interstate 94 in Brooklyn Center.

Meanwhile, Smith said two crashes were also reported on southbound Highway 52 in Inver Grove Heights and westbound Highway 62 in Edina.

Plymouth police also reported a crash along Interstate 494 north of Rockford Road, Smith said.

Early Friday morning, Smith said the Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened westbound Highway 10 near Seventh Avenue in Anoka after closing it due to a crash. The highway reopened at about 7:30 a.m.

There was also a crash along I-94 at Highway 280 in St. Paul. Backups were reported on westbound I-94.

Smith said that crash cleared at about 7:40 a.m. and all lanes were open.

Smith also said a multi-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 35E near Jackson Street in St. Paul caused delays early Friday.

2 crashes in St. Paul back up traffic


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