29 vehicles involved in I-94 crash near Twin Cities

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The scene on Interstate 94 near Monticello, Minn., where a crash involving about 30 vehicles on Thursday, Nov. 12, closed the interstate. (Courtesy Minnesota State Patrol)

MINNEAPOLIS — Interstate 94 northwest of Minneapolis was closed Thursday morning, Nov. 12, due to multiple crashes.

The Minnesota State Patrol said 29 vehicles were involved in the crashes, and about half of the vehicles were semis. Several vehicles caught fire and nine people were taken by ambulance with what appeared to be minor injuries.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported that westbound I-94 would be closed between Rogers and Monticello into the afternoon for cleanup. Eastbound lanes reopened at about 1 p.m.

The State Patrol said travel was “extremely difficult” at the time due to low visibility and challenging road conditions caused by snow.

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