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Hwy. 71 closed until 10 p.m.; Kandiyohi County Road 40 reopens

NEW LONDON -- Kandiyohi County Road 40 is now open to traffic crossing U.S. Highway 71 west of New London, but Highway 71 will remain closed after an accident in the vicinity early this evening.

A semi overturned in a ditch about two blocks north of the intersection of County Road 40 and Highway 71. Both roads earlier had been closed.

Officials say U.S. Highway 71 north of the intersection with County Road 40 will remain closed until at least 10 p.m. while crews clean up diesel fuel leaking from the truck.

According to a Tribune reporter on the scene, an air ambulance helicopter left the scene with a patient, and another patient was transported by ground ambulance.

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