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Freeway in Minneapolis area reopens after pileup

March 1, 2014
Associated Press

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Northbound Interstate 35 in Lakeville has reopened after a series of pileups in snowy weather closed that stretch of highway for several hours.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the pileups happened shortly before 1 p.m. Friday near the County Road 50 exit.

The State Patrol says about 50 vehicles were involved, having either crashed, gone off the road or spun out.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press ( ) says no serious injuries were reported and the interstate reopened around 3:30 p.m.

Up to 3 inches of snow had fallen by late Friday afternoon, mainly across the southern metro area.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,



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