9 semis overturn; portion of I-35 near Faribault reopens

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A portion of southbound Interstate 35 near Faribault has partially reopened after several crashes closed the area Tuesday afternoon.

Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed multiple semis overturned with traffic backed up. Authorities say a total of nine were tipped over.

MnDOT said the stretch of southbound I-35 between Exit 55 for Faribault Road and Exit 45 for Steele County Road 9, near Medford, is reduced to one lane.

Storms including strong winds were moving through the area at the time, and the Minnesota State Patrol says that led to the semis being tipped over. State Patrol later said that no injuries were reported.

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Two semis are seen overturned on the side of southbound I-35 near Faribault on Tuesday afternoon. (MnDOT Traffic Cameras)