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Post Bulletin
     February 13, 2019      #12-44 PB1 1
 
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A semi truck sits in the median after hitting a MnDOT snow plow and causing it to roll on its side on U.S. Highway 52 north of 75th Street on Thursday.

Andrew Link / alink@postbulletin.com
Two plows struck Tuesday bring total to 10

By Emily Cutts
ecutts@postbulletin.com


Two Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows were struck by vehicles on Tuesday, bringing the total number of plow-related crashes in Southeast Minnesota up to 10 in less than two months.

A plow was eastbound on Minnesota Highway 14, just east of Byron, when it was struck in the left lane around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

“This is our ninth snowplow hit in Southeast Minnesota for MnDOT since Jan. 1,” Mike Dougherty wrote in an email. “A large number seem to be plows in the left lane with motorists driving into the snow cloud and striking the plow.”

No injuries were reported as a result of Tuesday’s ...

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A MnDOT plow rolled to its side after being rear-ended by a semi truck on U.S. Highway 52 north of 75th Street on Thursday. No one was injured in the crash.

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Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.