An overturned trailer carrying five horses closed Interstate 35E near downtown St. Paul Thursday morning.
Two of the horses were rescued from the overturned trailer, but three of the horses died, according to the Minnesota State Patrol's Gordon Shank.
Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras Thursday morning showed horse trailers and several emergency vehicles blocking the roadway on southbound Interstate 35E at University Avenue in St. Paul.
The Minnesota State Patrol's website says a rollover crash with no human injuries happened at 2:44 a.m. The crash prompted the closure of the exit to eastbound Interstate 94 and southbound Highway 52 for cleanup. Meanwhile, all southbound traffic is being diverted to westbound I-94 until things are cleared.
By about 7 a.m., two of the horses had been rescued from the overturned trailer.