Traffic Snarled for Hours on I-694 Eastbound Near Hwy. 252

Updated: 08/18/2014 11:16 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart


Photo: Photo courtesy of Jose Parra

Traffic was backed up for hours on Interstate 694 eastbound near Brooklyn Center Monday after what is being called a "traffic incident", according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

A number of emergency vehicles were at the scene. The freeway was reduced to one lane in the area around 7 p.m. and reopened around 10:30 p.m.

MnDOT said the ramps from Highway 252 southbound and I-94 westbound to I-694 eastbound were also closed during the incident.