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Semi tips near New London; blocks traffic

NEW LONDON -- State Highway 9 near New London was temporarily blocked to traffic Wednesday evening when a semi truck slid off the road and tipped over, according to the State Patrol.

Vicki Vogt, a homeowner living near the site of the incident, said State Patrol officers were diverting traffic at the intersection of State Highway 9 and U.S. Highway 71. Troopers were encouraging drivers to instead take County Road 148 until tow trucks could remove the semi truck from State Highway 9.

No injuries were reported and preliminary information from the State Patrol did not indicate how the semi ended up in the ditch.

-- Jenna Hanson