Mar 25, 2014 at 5:19 am
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A chain-reaction crash involving dozens of vehicles closed the westbound lanes of Minnesota Highway 55 near the Mendota Bridge for nearly two hours.
The State Patrol says just before 1 p.m. Monday, two vehicles lost control and crashed, causing a semi-truck to jackknife. Other drivers then piled into the crash and each other.
A total of 61 vehicles were involved into the pileup. One motorist was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The patrol says the pileup happened while roads were slick from a morning snowfall.
The lanes were reopened about 2:30 p.m. and the scene was clear.
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