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Accident near Roberts blocks I-94 Thursday afternoon; Minnesota fatal accident also clogs traffic

This was the accident on westbound I-94, taken from the eastbound lanes. Photo by David Reker.

An accident on westbound I-94 near Highway 65 in Roberts blocked the freeway late Thursday afternoon. The accident, involving a semi and two vehicles, happened at about 4:10 p.m. There were no serious injuries in that accident.

A fatal accident on I-94 in Minnesota near the Manning Avenue exit also clogged Thursday afternoon eastbound commuter traffic.

All westbound lanes of traffic near Roberts were closed, but some vehicles were able to use the shoulder to bypass the incident. There is no immediate information about injuries. Weather conditions included snow and ice at the time of the incident.

The Minnesota accident reportedly involved the death of a man whose vehicle crossed the median and slid under a semi.