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A semi-tractor jackknife on Minnesota Highway 23 Monday morning and blocking the highway between Raymond and Clara City. Submitted photo by Cassandra Strommer.

Update: Hwy. 23 between Raymond and Clara City is now open, semi accident has been cleared

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Update 3 p.m.

WILLMAR - Minnesota Highway 23 is now open between Raymond and Clara City following  to a jack-kniffed semi-trailer accidentMonday morning that blocked the entire highway.

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Law enforcement has completed the clearing of the jack-knifed semi.

Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows have now opened Highway 23 between Clara City and Raymond. Motorists are urged to slow down and use caution due to blowing and drifting snow.

Much of west central Minnesota remains under a blizzard warning until midnight.

According to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen blizzard conditions have developed across western Minnesota as strong northwest winds of 30-40 mph have pushed into the region ahead of a cold front that will cause temperatures to plummet.

MnDOT will review the status on Highway 23 sometime after 4 p.m.

 Update 2 p.m.: Hwy. 23 between Raymond and Clara City still closed due to jack-knifed semi

WILLMAR - Minnesota Highway 23 still remains closed between Raymond and Clara City due to a jack-kniffed semi-trailer incident that blocked the entire highway.

Law enforcement is working to complete the clearing of the jack-knifed semi.

Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows will then  begin work on clearing Highway 23 between Clara City and Raymond due to blowing and drifting snow.

Much of west central Minnesota remains under a blizzard warning until midnight.

According to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen blizzard conditions are rapidly developing across western Minnesota as strong northwest winds of 30-40 mph have pushed into the region ahead of a cold front that will cause temperatures to plummet.

Headline: Hwy. 23 between Raymond and Clara City closed due to jack-knifed semi

 

WILLMAR - Minnesota Highway 23 is now closed between Raymond and Clara City due to a jack-kniffed semi-trailer blocking the entire highway.

The road will likely be blocked an hour or more until a large wrecker truck arrives to remove the jack-knifed semi.

Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow drivers are also reporting signficant drifting along Highway 23 between Raymond and Clara City.

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Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: insidescoop.areavoices.com or the Tribune's blog at: westcentraltribune.areavoices.com.
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