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I-90 closed from Montrose to Humboldt after semi crash

Authorities expect eastbound traffic to be closed only for a short period of time. No estimate was given for when westbound lanes might reopen.

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Authorities have shut down both directions of traffic on Interstate 90 between Humboldt and Montrose after a report of a crash involving a semi.

The crash occurred in the westbound lanes approximately one mile east of the Montrose exit shortly before 3 p.m., near mile marker 375.

Eastbound traffic has backed up for nearly one mile, reaching near-standstill conditions.

Authorities expect eastbound traffic to be closed only for a short period. No estimate was given for when westbound lanes might reopen.

Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Safety, said westbound traffic is being rerouted onto Highway 38 while crews are clearing the scene.

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Dunteman covers general and breaking news as well as crime in the Mitchell Republic's 17-county coverage area. He grew up in Harrisburg, and has lived in South Dakota for over 20 years. He joined the Mitchell Republic in June 2021 after earning his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He can be reached at HDunteman@MitchellRepublic.com, or on Twitter @HRDunt.
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