Semi rolls over, blocks interstate traffic

Published 8:07 pm Sunday, March 7, 2010

A big rig rolled over Sunday evening at the cloverleaf interchange for Interstate 90 and Interstate 35 near Albert Lea, blocking traffic for hours.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the 2006 International tractor-trailer was eastbound on I-90 and took the ramp to go north on I-35. The driver weaved onto the shoulder and lost control. The truck rolled over and ended up blocking the right lane of northbound I-35 and the on-ramp. The State Patrol places the time of the rollover at 5:15 p.m.

The driver, Janet Bromell, 46, of Eagan, was sent to Albert Lea Medical Center and remains in good condition this morning. The truck belonged to J&R Schugel of New Ulm.

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Authorities with the State Patrol, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and Albert Lea Police Department responded. It took crews 2 1/2 hours to clear the blocked lane.

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Tim Engstrom is the editor of the Albert Lea Tribune. He resides in Albert Lea with his wife, two sons and dog.

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