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Minn. Hwy. 7 closed from Clara City to Montevideo

WILLMAR -- A semi has gone off the road on state Highway 7, and a Minnesota Department of Transportation spokesman says the highway is closed to traffic from Clara City to Montevideo.

MnDOT's road and travel conditions website -- www.511mn.org -- lists an incident affecting traffic from Minnesota Highway 29 to Chippewa County Road 2. District 8 spokesman TJ Melcher says the highway is closed all the way from Clara City to Montevideo.

A handful of incidents in the region are noted on the 511mn.org website, from vehicles spun out to stalled vehicles blocking the road.

Travel is not advised in the area, snowplows have been pulled from the roads and MnDOT describes conditions as hazardous across much of southwest Minnesota.

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