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Swift County Sheriff's deputy Patrick Hammerud directs traffic along a detour route west of Murdock on U.S. Highway 12. The highway between Murdock and DeGraff remains closed as crews attempt to stop anhydrous ammonia leaking from a tank involved in a semi-truck and train collision this morning.

Highway 12 west of Murdock to remain closed as ammonia continues to leak from accident site

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MURDOCK — U.S. Highway 12 west of Murdock will remain closed into this evening, and motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Traffic will continue to be detoured around the area.

Emergency crews are continuing efforts to stop the escape of anhydrous ammonia from a tank involved in a train and semi-truck collision around 8:30 a.m.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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