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Jan. 14, 2021

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Hwy 52 closed, detoured south of Chatfield for semitrailer crash

CHATFIELD, Minn. — (3:45 p.m.) – Hwy 52 south of Chatfield is closed and detoured, while crews work to remove a semitrailer that crashed and is blocking both lanes of traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The crash is at mile marker 29, which is north of Fountain.

Vehicles from the north are being detoured east on Fillmore County Road 40 to Fillmore County Road 30 south to Fillmore County Road 11 east, which then connects with Hwy 52 in Fountain. The detour from the south is the opposite.

Crews are working to remove the truck’s cargo first before getting the vehicle turned back on its wheels and moving it off the highway. The highway is expected to be blocked for several hours.

MnDOT will announce the highway’s opening via its Twitter page and the MnDOT Southeast Facebook group.

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