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Update: Highway 7 near Hutchinson has is now open

WILLMAR – State Highway 7 near Hutchinson has been reopened.

A stretch of Highway 7, just east of state Highway 22, had been closed this afternoon following a crash.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported the highway had reopened at 6 p.m.

Roads in the region continue to be challenging for motorists.

Most highways in Willmar area are reported in difficult driving condition, but roads around Paynesville are in hazardous condition.

 For updated information on road conditions, visit or call 511.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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