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Jackknifed semi carrying more than 20 tons of fruit shuts down I-94 in Maple Grove

The road is closed for an extended period of time.
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There are major traffic issues in the northwest metro Thursday morning after a jackknifed semi forced MnDOT to shut down eastbound Interstate 94 at Interstate 494. 

The semi was hauling approximately 43,000 pounds of fruit, according to the State Patrol, which says eastbound I-94 will be closed for an extended period of time. That announcement was made at 6 a.m.

KSTP reports that the semi's two saddle fuel tanks spilled onto the freeway, though the fruit was still intact. 

At 6:46 a.m., MnDOT's traffic website says the road will be closed for "the next two hours," though the situation is likely fluid. 

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