Accident Friday morning south of Belgrade closes U.S. Highway 71

Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes while U.S. Highway 71 remains closed because of an accident south of Belgrade.

Road closure signs block off U.S. Highway 71 northeast of New London after an accident Friday morning that occurred south of south of Belgrade. The road was closed sometime after 10 a.m. Friday and reopened about 2:30 p.m. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

BELGRADE — U.S. Highway 71 south of Belgrade is currently closed to traffic because of an accident.

The crash site is about five miles south of Belgrade, near Kandiyohi County Road 34.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, traffic is being rerouted and drivers should seek alternate routes until further notice.


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Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at or 320-894-9750
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