Vehicle fire snarls traffic on I-494 near France Avenue

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 9, 2012 - 11:28 PM

A burning trailer on a semi snarled traffic Monday afternoon on westbound Interstate 494 near the France Avenue exit.

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A vehicle fire gummed up traffic on Interstate 494 near France Avenue for about three hours late Monday afternoon.

The trailer of a semi began burning in the westbound lanes just east of France just before 2:30 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Traffic came to a stop as black smoke billowed from the trailer. Vehicles began to move more freely as crews extinguished the fire and cleaned up. 

The scene was cleared just before 5:30 p.m.




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