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The milk truck involved in an accident was towed to the side of the road as the rest of the milk was drained out near the Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune

The milk truck involved in an accident Wednesday was towed to the side of the road as the rest of the milk was drained near the Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis on February 27, 2013.

Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune

Authorities worked on removing a tanker carrying milk from the Lowry Hill Tunnel after it over turned, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. The accident forced them to close the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 for several hours.

Elizabeth Flores, Dml - Star Tribune

An accident involving a milk tanker has closed the Lowry Tunnel to eastbound I-94 traffic.

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Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis reopens after milk truck accident

  • Article by: Tim Harlow
  • Star Tribune
  • March 1, 2013 - 11:50 AM

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 have reopened after being closed for several hours after a tanker carrying milk overturned in the Lowry Hill Tunnel in downtown Minneapolis.

The tanker was headed westbound on 94 around 11:15 a.m. when it struck the concrete median and flipped over onto the eastbound lanes, spilling milk on the highway, said Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol.

At least three other vehicles were involved in the crash. The truck driver and one other person were taken to the hospital, Roeske said.

Authorities shut down eastbound 94 and traffic was diverted on to exits for westbound 394 and Lyndale Avenue. Long backups continued into early afternoon.

Westbound lanes of 94 were closed briefly after the crash, but then reopened.

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