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Minnesota 60 clear of scrap metal debris, around 30 motorists affected

Around 30 motorists were affected Monday afternoon after a semi hauling scrap metal scattered metal trim and shavings on Minnesota 60. According to Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Troy Christianson, the Minnesota Department of Transportation had the ...

Around 30 motorists  were affected Monday afternoon after a semi hauling scrap metal scattered metal trim and shavings on Minnesota 60. 

According to Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Troy Christianson, the Minnesota Department of Transportation had the roadway cleared by about 1:30 p.m.

Minnesota State Patrol was informed of the debris around 12:15 p.m., Christianson said.

As a result, about 25 cars and five semis experienced flat tires. The effort to get the tires replaced and vehicles towed continued after 2:30 p.m., he said.

According to the Minnesota 511 Travel Information website, the immediate area on the highway affected was between Heron Lake and Wilder.  

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Minnesota State Patrol is still investigating the incident.

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