State Patrol: Strong Winds Tip Over 9 Semis on Interstate 35
FARIBAULT -- The Minnesota State Patrol says northbound Interstate 35 in southern Minnesota was closed Tuesday afternoon after strong winds tipped over at least nine semis. The incidents happened just before 2:00 p.m.
The State Patrol says there were no injuries reported from any of the nine semis that tipped over.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says a detour was in place between Faribault Road (near Faribault) and Steele County Road 9 (Medford).
MnDOT says northbound traffic began to slowly start moving again just before 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a number of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Special Weather Statements for southern Minnesota Tuesday afternoon