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I-35 reopens after jackknifed semi-truck blocked both lanes

Southern Minnesota could see 5-7 inches of snow on Monday.

Both lanes of Interstate 35 southbound have reopened after a jackknifed semi-truck blocked the freeway. 

The incident happened before 11 a.m. and the road reopened just after 1 p.m. Monday. 

The Minnesota State Patrol says "numerous" vehicles were also in the ditch. 

MnDOT's website listed the road as partially and completely covered in snow. 

See the original story below. 

A jackknifed semi-truck has forced Interstate 35 southbound near Elk New Market to close Monday morning.

The truck jackknifed on the snowy road between Deuce Road and Minnesota 19/Londsdale Boulevard, closing the roadway about 10 miles south of Lakeville just before 11 a.m., MnDOT's website says.

As of noon Monday, MnDOT's website said the road would be closed for at least another 1.5 hours. 

No information about injuries has been reported, but MnDOT's traffic cameras show other vehicles off the road and first responders on the scene on that stretch of the interstate. 

Scott County and much of southern Minnesota are under a winter storm warning Monday. The area could see 5-7 inches of snow, with snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour.

The National Weather Service reported near-zero visibility just north of line from Albert Lea to Mankato at noon.

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