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Firefighters from the Spicer Fire Department, along with Minnesota State Patrol, check out the damage Wednesday following a fertilizer semi-truck roll-over on Highway 23 near Eagle Lake. The highway was closed while crews cleaned up the fertilizer which could possibly explode. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Highway 23 open again northeast of Willmar after fertilizer truck spill


Updated 7:45 p.m.

WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officials started reopening traffic lanes along state Highway 23 north of Willmar at 7:45 p.m. today, following a detour lasting more than four hours.

Kandiyohi County sheriff's officers had detoured traffic between the Highway 71/23 intersection north of Willmar and Spicer due to a tipped fertilizer semi truck. The truck was pulled from the ditch at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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