At least one person was killed in an afternoon crash in the west Twin Cities metro.

The Orono Police Department tweeted about the incident on County Road 6 in Independence just after 3 p.m., describing it as a "bad crash." 

West Hennepin Police provided a few more details shortly after, saying the crash was "fatal."

County Road 6 between County Road 83/110 and County Road 90 was closed in both directions, police said, and is expected to stay that way "for an extended period of time." 

"Please avoid the area and find alternative routes," West Hennepin Police said.

The crash location is just a few miles north of Mound Westonka High School.

MnDOT's 511 map estimates a closure of three hours as authorities investigate.

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