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Jackknifed semi catches fire, shutting down parts of I-694, I-494 in the east metro

The semi driver sustained non-critical injuries.
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A semi that overturned and caught fire on southbound Interstate 694 in Oakdale near the Interstate 94 exit has temporarily shutdown the southbound traffic. 

The State Patrol announced the crash around 6:15 p.m., saying all southbound traffic is being diverted to the I-94 west ramp. 

In addition, the left chute lane of northbound I-494 at the I-94 interchange is completely blocked. 

The MnDOT website says the roadway is expected to remain blocked until approximately 11:30 p.m., though trucks with cranes and clean-up crews were already on the scene as of 7:30 p.m. 

The driver of the semi sustained non-critical injuries. 

No further information has been released. 

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