Updated:
Original:

Truck full of meat crashes on I-494, causing some delays

Author:

truck full of meat crashed on Interstate 494 Monday morning, which is causing some delays.

The photo above, taken by the Eden Prairie Police Department, shows sausage on the ground near the median following the crash on westbound side of the interstate.

This embed is invalid

Lt. Tiffani Nielson with the State Patrol told BringMeTheNews the semi truck struck the median "and the impact sheered the side panel of the trailer," noting no injuries were reported.

The crash happened near Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, police tweeted, just after 8 a.m. according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's website.

The left lanes of I-494 are closed in both directions, and are expected to remain blocked until at least 10 a.m., MnDOT's website shows.

https://twitter.com/mndottraffic/status/719514464807051264

The crash is causing slight delays on both directions of the interstate, the agency notes.

https://twitter.com/TotalTrafficMSP/status/719530465229541376

Next Up

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.

Tanner Morgan/Gopher Football

Morgan's resurgence, Nebraska's miscues help Gophers hold on

The Gophers quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns in a 30-23 victory.

Tina Smith

Sen. Tina Smith warns Dems she may not vote for budget bill if climate plan dropped

This comes amid a White House effort to get its "Build Back Better" plan passed.

Pixabay - emergency room ambulance hospital

St. Paul man dies six days after crash on I-94

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man as David Rodney Hardaway.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Double murder in northeastern Minnesota, suspect kills himself after chase

The suspect died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

chaska school fight

Anti-masker involved in school board meeting fight charged with assault

It happened last month at an Eastern Carver County Schools hearing.

Marcus Foligno

Marcus Foligno throws hands, scores game-winning goal in Wild's opener

The Wild forward scored with 7.2 seconds left to beat Anaheim.

Screen Shot 2021-10-15 at 10.01.55 PM

Large police presence at Emagine Willow Creek movie theater in Plymouth

There are few details at this stage as to what has happened.

Related

Closures on I-694 and I-494 expected to cause delays this weekend

The closures will affect the north and the south metro.

Bloomington FD - diesel spill 494 - Oct 1 no. 2 - CROP

Large diesel spill on I-494 in south metro causing significant delays

The incident appears to involve an Amazon Prime truck.

7-car crash closes I-494, taxi driver killed

The 5 a.m. crash on westbound I-494, just west of France Avenue, closed to westbound traffic through the morning rush, Fox 9 reports. In addition to the death of the cab driver, at least one other person was injured.

Screen Shot 2021-09-14 at 7.10.14 AM

Crashes on eastbound I-94 near Albertville cause huge delays

One of the crashes happened in the bypass lane.