Update: Road open at MSP Airport after truck crash caused terrible traffic

Cars were at a near standstill Wednesday morning.

A truck crash at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been cleared.

For hours Wednesday morning, most of the outbound road at Terminal 1 was blocked after a construction vehicle rolled over, causing terrible traffic for those coming to and leaving the airport.

The driver of the vehicle was alert and talking when he was brought to the hospital, but his condition is not known, airport spokesperson Melissa Scovronski told GoMN. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. and was cleared just before 1 p.m.

For this morning's story, read below. 

A crash near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is making traffic around the airport pretty terrible.

The airport tweeted just before 9 a.m. the "outbound roadway" at Terminal 1 (the Lindbergh Terminal) is down to one lane due to a crash. It's disruptive enough that the airport is encouraging people to park at Terminal 2 and ride the light rail over.

The airport said a truck rollover is to blame, noting it has blocked "several lanes" of traffic. One person at the airport tweeted the crash happened near the car rental entrance/exit ramp.

Police are working as fast as they can to clear the scene, but there's no ETA on when everything will be cleaned up and reopened, MSP said. By 10:38 a.m., the airport tweeted that a second lane has been reopened, but traffic is still "very congested."

We've reached out for more info, and will update this post when we hear back.

Next Up

Dean Evason

Wild fall flat against Predators, lose first game of season

The Wild couldn't stay out of the penalty box in a 5-2 loss.

Screen Shot 2021-10-24 at 10.11.36 AM

Search for Wisconsin woman whose vehicle was found near Hinckley

Ashley L. Miller, 33, was reported missing on Sep. 24 after her vehicle was found without her in it.

Dak Prescott

Report: Dak Prescott will be 'ready to go' for matchup with Vikings

The Dallas quarterback is expected to be available for next Sunday's showdown.

Eddie Rosario

Where Eddie Rosario's championship series heroics rank since 2000

The former Twin put together an all-timer to help the Braves reach the World Series.

plane, Piper PA-32

2 dead after plane crashes near residence in rural Wisconsin

The aircraft also struck the house during the crash.

Screen Shot 2021-10-23 at 9.38.43 PM

1 dead after van crashes and lands on Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center

Northbound Highway 100 was shut down following the crash Saturday night.

Jess Peterson

Woman killed in crash ID'd as 'bad ass biker chick' with 'giving spirit'

The 30-year-old died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 19.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.


Parking at MSP Airport is a little different

Parking areas at Terminal 1 are changing ahead of construction on a new ramp.

Going to MSP Airport this weekend? Watch out for this detour

It's happening overnight, but it could cause some delays – so be ready if you're dealing with an early flight.

Update: Highway 169 is finally open

After 9 months, the Nine Mile Creek Bridge is finally open.

2 teens killed in wrong-way crash on I-94

The driver of the other car may have been drunk.