Archive for December 4th, 2008

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45 Minutes To Drive 3 Miles

December 4, 2008

On a lighter note, I thought I’d post up something about my pleasant 4 mph commuting experience today.  And no, I wasn’t travelling through downtown Minneapolis.  This was Interstate 94.

Now, usually it takes about 25 minutes for me to drive the 20 miles to work, but today was special for some reason:  Pigs on the loose cause morning traffic mess

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MAPLE GROVE — A truck carrying nearly 100 pigs overturned on Interstate 94 near Interstate 494 Thursday morning causing traffic to be snarled.

The accident happened early Thursday morning in Maple Grove near the I-94/I-494 exchange but it was not weather related.

State Patrol Lieutenant Jeff Gladfelter says that not all of the pigs stayed with the flipped tracter-trailer. “There was about 15 of them that got loose.” Gladfelter says 7 troopers and some MnDot workers were able to corral most of the pigs in a makeshift pen on the side of the highway.

I was pretty frustrated this morning, but I can’t stop laughing at that video of the cops and guys with leashes chasing pigs all over the place.   Classic.