You can't tell from this picture from MnDOT, but there's an overturned semi with junked cars at the onramp to I-94 from Highway 52 Northbound, creating a backup on I-94 westbound in St. Paul. The backup extends at least back to Mounds Blvd. (above) .
Guess I'll have to amble over and take a picture of it.
So does the trucking company make a claim for damage when its only load is junked cars?
That could qualify as a performance art piece.
I drove through that this morning. That car at the bottomof the picture with the top smashed in was in the middle of the road when I went through. at first I thought that the car was one of the victims in the accident but was much relieved when I saw it was a semi chock full o smashed cars that tipped over. i hope the semi driver is ok.
I'm amused by 2 things: A traffic accident is very un-MPR-like news. A PHOTO of a traffic accident is even moreso. Not criticizing; musing about the changing media, local news, convergence, etc etc.
One more thing: The STrib and the Pioneer Press have short stories on this but neither "ambled" over for the photos, it looks like.
Miss Texas (license plate was from Texas) was driving a jeep right behind me as I pulled on or tried to pull onto the freeway. I wonder what she thinks?
Can we assume the driver forgot to slow down on the ramp ? They should have given him a sign that said "I'm Sorry " and stand there so all the people who got stuck in this mess know who caused it..
//but neither "ambled" over for the photos, it looks like.
I fell off a roof during my vacation and messed up my ankle. I just want you to know I took one for the team on this. (g)
What I don't quite get from my picture -- now that I look at it -- is how the car on the left, got there. If the truck fell to its left -- and it did -- how did the car get to its right?
By the way, this same ramp is where a fuel truck driver lost his life about 7 years ago when he went over..and his truck exploded.
It's a dangerous job.
//That car at the bottomof the picture with the top smashed in was in the middle of the road when I went through.///
The word I hear is that when they rebuild the 52 bridge this ramp will be redone. The 169/81 Devils triangle is bad but this ramp is No picnic when driving a truck. Our company reminds the drivers with trucks to Slow Down when using this road. Good luck everyone.