UPDATE. I-35 northbound near Owatonna has reopened to traffic following a multi vehicle crash this morning. Travel safely, headlights on, stay back from the snowplows. https://t.co/PVEfi5fA9Y https://t.co/V9W3JeR0ye
— MnDOT District 6 (@mndotsoutheast) December 12, 2019
OWATONNA, Minn. - More than 25 vehicles, including six semis, were involved in a crash on I-35 near Owatonna that resulted in a detour being put in place.
The Minnesota State Patrol said it involved 20 passenger cars and six semis.
The northbound lanes were closed and detoured for approximately three hours, MnDOT said.
"On 12-12-19, at approximately at 0920 State Patrol responded to a vehicle in the center median at I-35W & MP 41 Northbound, 1 mile North of USTH 14 (South of Owatonna). While the Trooper was assisting the vehicle, a second vehicle went into the center median behind him," State Patrol said.
Minor injuries were reported. There were no serious injuries, authorities said.
12-12-19, 0920 time crashes reported
I-35W Northbound 1 mile North of USTH 14(South of
Owatonna), crash involving 20 passenger cars and 6 jackknifed semi’s.
detour is in place and working on clearing the lanes No serious injuries
only minor. Estimated reopening I-35 is noon
— Sgt. T. Christianson (@MSPPIO_SOUTH) December 12, 2019
According to MnDOT, the accident occurred near Exit 40: US 14 and Exit 41: Bridge Street (Owatonna).
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