Owatonna, MN (KROC-AM News)- Crews have cleared an overturned semi truck that was blocked a stretch of interstate in southern Minnesota.

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A State Patrol spokesman for the agency's southeast Minnesota district said first responders were dispatched to the crash around 7:20 Wednesday morning.

Officials closed the impacted portion of the freeway and diverted traffic from the area. The semi overturned on I-35 and was blocking the interstate's northbound lanes at the Steele County Rd. 4 exit, which is about 11 miles south of Owatonna.

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MnDOT traffic cameras in the area indicated crews first removed the truck then began cleaning up the trailer's contents that had spilled onto the roadway before taking away the trailer. 

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Northbound traffic was rerouted off of the interstate during the cleanup effort. The freeway reopened about three hours after the accident.

 

No injuries were reported. The truck driver's name has not been released.

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