WILLMAR – An overturned semi that had been blocking traffic on U.S. Highway 71 south of Olivia Friday afternoon has been cleared and the road has been reopened to traffic.

Earlier today the Minnesota Department of Transportation sent out a notice that a semi had overturned on Highway 71, two miles south of Olivia between 800th Avenue and 810th Avenue.

Motorists had been asked to find alternative routes while the road was cleared.

The road was reopened around 4:15 p.m. However, snow today has made travel tricky in some areas of west central Minnesota.