[WATCH] Scary Moment Semi Truck Jackknifes on Minnesota Highway
Snowy and icy conditions have been widespread across Minnesota and a traffic camera just caught the scary moment a semi-truck jackknifed on a busy highway recently.
If you've lived in Minnesota for any length of time, you're used to dealing with ice and snow on our roads and highways, right? Heck, here in the Land of 10,000 (Frozen and Snow-Covered) Lakes, Old Man Winter can send us snowflakes pretty much anytime from October through May.
While car crashes can be scary any time of year, they're especially scary when the roads are covered with ice and snow in the North Star State, as this video shows. And while we've been dealing with especially icy roads Tuesday, this incident actually happened a day earlier. And it was captured on video by a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) traffic camera.
According to BringMeTheNews, the semi was headed north on Highway 169 in Plymouth when it encountered especially slippery conditions along the Highway 55 overpass. You keep scrolling to see a video of the incident-- which, fortunately, didn't cause a greater crash (even though the cab of the semi did scrape the bridge, the semi remained on the highway.)
Highway 55 was also involved in ANOTHER crash that was captured by a MnDOT traffic camera last month. During that incident, a Minnesota State Patrol cruiser t-boned another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 55 and Mendota Heights Road in Mendota Heights, in a video that was posted on the Southeast Metro Fire News Twitter page. Fortunately, no one was apparently injured in that crash, either.
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