Crash with jackknifed semi shuts down interstate 494 at France

A multi-vehicle crash involving a semi shutdown westbound Interstate 494 near France Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota just after 8 a.m. Thursday. Only the right shoulder of the interstate remained open until vehicles were cleared from the roadway by 9 a.m.

At least 20 crashes have compromised the Thursday morning commute on Twin Cities highways. In Brooklyn Park, a multi-vehicle crash on southbound Highway 169, south of County Road 81, had all but the center lane blocked around 8:30 a.m.

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