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U.S. Highway 71 is now open north of Willmar again after closing to remove a semi from the ditch

Crews have removed a semi from the ditch along U.S. Highway 71. The road is now open again north of Willmar

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Update: 3:00 p.m. Friday: U.S. Highway 71 is now open again north of Willmar

WILLMAR — U.S Highway 71 from CR 29 to 165th Ave NE is now open after being closed for much of the day. 

Crews were working to remove a semi-truck that was in the ditch. 

The detour has been removed.

Update: 10:14 a.m. Friday: U.S. Highway 71 to temporarily close north of Willmar at Kandiyohi County Road 29 to remove semi from ditch

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WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation expects U.S. Highway 71 to be closed north of Willmar from the intersection of Kandiyohi County Road 29 to 165th Avenue Northeast until 2 p.m. today while crews work on removing a semitractor-trailer from the ditch.

Traffic will be detoured Friday, Jan. 6, using County Road 29 to the west, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced.

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