The northbound lanes of Interstate 35W was reopened Saturday afternoon after being sealed in Bloomington and Richfield since of a healthy gas leak. Southbound lanes will sojourn sealed until about 5 p.m., according to a Minnesota State Patrol.
Just after 1 p.m., a semitrailer lorry strike a 86th Street overpass over a turnpike and nicked a gas line, ensuing in closure of a turnpike from 90th Street in Bloomington (Exit 7B) to Exit 9A-B in Richfield, authorities said. Traffic was rerouted around a area.
About an hour later, a Bloomington Fire Department announced that a trickle had been cumulative and a gas close off. But a southbound lanes remained sealed for serve work.
Rebecca Vance, mouthpiece for CenterPoint Energy, pronounced a car strike a CenterPoint supply station. She cautioned opposite walking or pushing in a area.
Alyssa Biden, who lives on 86th Street, on a west side of a bridge, pronounced that 10 mins before a glow trucks arrived, “We were inside and listened a outrageous bang and a whole residence rattled.” Firefighters told her that a vast lorry had strike a overpass and nicked a healthy gas main, causing a leak.
State Patrol mouthpiece Tiffani Nielson reliable that, observant that a almost strike a bridge, that ruptured a gas line.
No injuries were reported, and a area was not evacuated.
Staff author Liz Sawyer contributed to this report.