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I-35W lanes reopen hours after gas leak, bridge still closed

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Northbound and southbound lanes on Interstate 35W are moving again after a gas leak shut down the span of road between Exit 7B in Bloomington and Exit 9A-B in Richfield, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says.

According to Lt. Tiffani Nielson with the Minnesota State Patrol, a semi hit the 86th Street Bridge and ruptured a natural gasoline.

It was hauling a piece of construction equipment that hit the underside of the bridge, KSTP reports.

Around 1:15 p.m., the roads had closed in both directions.

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The Bloomington Fire Department posted to Twitter at 2 p.m. that the gas leak had been secured and shut off. Northbound lanes reopened, but the southbound lanes remained shut down for several more hours.

https://twitter.com/BFD_MN/status/701145359435694080

CenterPoint Energy crews told Kare 11 the bridge may be closed until Monday.

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