2 semi rollovers hault traffic on I-35Published 11:51am Thursday, July 26, 2012
ALBERT LEA — Rolling big rigs caused two freeway closures within 24 hours.count
The northbound ramp of Exit 12 from Interstate 35 onto U.S. Highway 65 in southern Albert Lea was closed from 10:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Wednesday after a semi with a flatbed trailer reportedly lost control and tipped over.
No one was injured.
The Minnesota State Patrol said the 2005 Kenworth semi was driven by Gary Dierling, 30, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. It was listed to Dierling Trucking out of Iowa.
Extinguishers were used to douse a fire, and diesel fuel was reportedly leaking.
The Freeborn County Sheriff’s office and Albert Lea Fire Department assisted the state troopers.
At 7:20 a.m. today, the westbound lane of Interstate 90 shut down near Albert Lea because of an overturned semi. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said motorists could expect delays. The agency didn’t say where the semi turned over.
The lane will be closed throughout much of the morning, and motorists should expect delays.
For more information call 511 or go to www.511mn.org.