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Forum News Service, Published July 14 2013

Semi accident closes part of U.S. Highway 2

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 2 were closed Saturday afternoon here after a semi struck a bridge.

Beltrami County Emergency Management Director Beryl Wernberg said in a news release that westbound traffic was stopped at Fifth Street Northwest after the truck hit the 15th Street Bridge. The eastbound lanes remained open.

The truck was hauling “heavy construction equipment,” Wernberg said in a message posted on the county’s Code Red alert application.