by Wendy Wilde KTOE Radio Mankato News
January 21, 2014
As many as twenty cars blocked the east bound lanes of Highway 14 between Mankato and North Mankato during morning drive-time Tuesday, stuck in a multi-car pile up that shut down the segment of highway for about an hour today.
The Minnesota State Patrol says although up to 20 cars were reportedly choking the accident scene, as officials began clearing the scene, only six or seven cars had actually collided.
One minor injury was reported.
Lieutenant Jean Cemenski with the Minnesota State Patrol tells KTOE News the cars involved in the accident were driving too fast for icy road conditions when the accident occurred.
Part of the interchange of Highway 14 east bound at Highway 169 was shut down for most of an hour between 7:00 and 8:00 o’clock as numerous tow trucks rushed to the scene to clear the cars off the highway.