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Major crash on I-35W in Bloomington leads to traffic stoppage

The State Patrol said at least one person is injured.
I-35W northbound crash Aug 17 2021

A multi-vehicle crash on I-35W in the south metro is led to long lines of traffic Tuesday afternoon. 

As of 2:45 p.m. details remain scarce, but the Minnesota State Patrol says it is investigating in injury crash that happened around 1:42 p.m. on northbound I-35W at 82nd Street in Bloomington. MnDOT's 511 map notes a "critical disruption" at that location, though does not provide any additional details.

Traffic camera footage shows long lines of traffic at a standstill just before 3 p.m.

A photo captured by the MN Safety Twitter account shows a semi-truck with a damaged front end, a vehicle on its roof in the ditch, another vehicle with significant damage, and five additional vehicles nearby.

The State Patrol said there is at least one injury, though the extent is not known.

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