Both lanes of Highway 52 are closed south of Chatfield and are being detoured because of a crash involving a semitrailer.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation released the information at 4:05 pm in a press release. According to the release, crews are working to remove a semitrailer that crashed and is blocking both lanes of traffic. The crash is at mile marker 29, which is north of Fountain.

Vehicles traveling from the north are being detoured east on Fillmore County Road 40 to Fillmore County Road 30 south to Fillmore County Road 11 east, which then connects with Highway 52 in Fountain. The detour from the south is the opposite.

The closure is expected to last several hours.

Road conditions are expected to get worse overnight Thursday into Friday morning as Southeast Minnesota is expected to get hit with the first big winter weather event of the season. As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Fillmore County is in a Winter Weather Advisory until 6:00 p.m. Friday night, where snow totals are expected to be between 4 to 6 inches. Olmsted, Mower, Dodge, and Wabasha counties are in a Winter Storm Warning until 6:00 p.m. Friday night with snow accumulation totals reaching between 6 to 10 inches.

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