Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Woodbury Fire Department was able to quickly extinguish both.
The Woodbury Fire Department extinguished two grass fires that broke out along Interstate 94 on Tuesday afternoon. The first call came in at about 12:30 p.m., and the second fire was going by the time crews arrived, said Michelle Okada, Public Safety spokeswoman. Both fires, which sent plumes of smoke in the air and prompted several emergency calls, were on the north side of the freeway, she said. One was west of Inwood Avenue (Radio Drive). The other was about a quarter mile east near Interstate 694, Okada said. Firefighters were able to extinguish both by about 12:50 p.m. April 30, and crews were gone by about 1 p.m. It’s unclear at this point what started the fires, or if one started the other, Okada said. Like Patch on Facebook | …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
MnDOT has studied the issue and considered reconstructing the Interstate 94-Interstate 694 interchange.
It happened again Sunday. A semi truck overturned on the cloverleaf from Interstate 694 to eastbound Interstate 94 in Woodbury. “Semis have been tipping over at that cloverleaf for years,” said Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has also taken note of the frequency of semis overturning and conducted studies of that cloverleaf, said Chad Erickson, a traffic specialist with MnDOT. “It’s that southbound loop that we have an issue with,” he said. While Erickson said the Woodbury cloverleaf isn’t the most used design, he attributed the problem more to the volume of traffic in that area and how trucks enter the ramp. “There’s a whole host of factors involved with (semis tipping),” he said. “It’s …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The ramp was closed at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
The ramp from Interstate 694 south to Interstate 94 east was closed Thursday morning after a semi overturned. It looked as though it tipped while making the turn in the cloverleaf. Several emergency vehicles were on scene. The Minnesota Department of Transportation—through its Twitter feed—said the ramp would be closed until about noon. KARE 11 is reporting that the driver was extracted from the truck but was conscious and evaluated at the scene.