Pipe for Line 3 project strewn in ditch from collision south of Pine River
Camper involved in incident removed from scene as crews prepare to move pipe.
Several large pipes for the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project ended up strewn in the grass alongside the intersection of County Road 44 and State Highway 371 south of Pine River after a collision between a truck hauling them and a vehicle with a camper.
The collision occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5. A crew was working to collect the massive pipes from the ditch around 1:30 p.m. as Cass County deputies and State Patrol troopers provided traffic control as needed.
1/2: A man can be seen offering cold water to Cass County deputies at the scene of a collision just off State Highway 371 south of Pine River on Saturday, June 5. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
2/2: Straps and heavy equipment prepared to remove massive pipes from a ditch near the bridge next to County Road 44 south of Pine River on Highway 371 on Saturday, June 5 after a collision with a truck hauling pipeline for the Line 3 project. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal