Overturned semi closes portion of Hwy 65

The stretch of highway will be closed past midnight Wednesday, Dec. 30.

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A screenshot from the Minnesota Department of Transportation's road condition website shows a portion of Highway 65 north of McGrath closed Wednesday evening, Dec. 30, after a semitrailer overturned and spilled fuel on the road. Screenshot

A portion of Highway 65 in Aitkin County will be closed until after midnight Wednesday, Dec. 30.

According to a police scanner, a semitrailer filled with fuel overturned around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported at 7:14 p.m. the road would be closed 2 miles north of McGrath from Highway 18 to 220th Street for the next five hours.

A later report on the police scanner noted some fuel was leaking at the scene.

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