I-35 reopens after car pileups

Published 11:44 am Saturday, March 1, 2014

LAKEVILLE  — Northbound Interstate 35 in Lakeville reopened after a series of pileups in snowy weather closed that stretch of highway for several hours.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the pileups happened shortly before 1 p.m. Friday near the County Road 50 exit.

The State Patrol says about 50 vehicles were involved, having either crashed, gone off the road or spun out.

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No serious injuries were reported and the interstate reopened around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Up to 3 inches of snow had fallen by late Friday afternoon, mainly across the southern metro area.