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Accident Halts Eastbound Traffic on I-94

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An accident shut down the eastbound lanes on I-94 just outside of Mandan this afternoon.

It's back to normal now, but just a couple hours ago an accident had traffic backed up for miles. 

You can see the skid marks that line the road where a tractor trailer carrying sunflower seeds flipped over.

The truck was trying to avoid two tractors pulling balers. The tractors merged from the right lane to the center lane, causing the truck to swerve and flip over on its side.

The Highway Patrol, Mandan Fire Department and several tow companies came to the scene to move the truck and sunflower seeds and let traffic start flowing through.

"It's been blocked for the last half hour. So the traffic builds up pretty fast so we're trying to get that opened as fast as we can. At least get some of this cleared out," says North Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Kyle Kirchmeier

The truck driver had minor injuries but was not transported to a hospital. 

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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