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Interstate 35 southbound re-opens north of Albert Lea after multi-vehicle crash

Blowing and drifting snow has made for dangerous driving conditions.
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UPDATE: The closure is no longer a problem and the southbound lanes have re-opened. 

Original story 3:30 p.m. Thursday

A crash involving multiple vehicles closed down part of Interstate 35 in southern Minnesota. 

Minnesota State Patrol officials said the multi-vehicle crash closed the southbound lanes of the interstate near Clarks Grove, which is located north of Albert Lea and south of Owatonna, at around 3 p.m.

Blowing snow is making for dangerous travel conditions in parts of southern and western Minnesota as strong northwest winds are following a cold front that brought a band of snow through the state today. 

Here's another view of the snow drifting across the interstate near the crash scene. 

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