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Forum News Service, Published January 16 2014

Minn. man injured after rear-ending snowplow

LITCHFIELD, Minn. – A 25-year old Cosmos man was injured Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving collided with a snowplow.

Blowing snow and poor visibility is being blamed for the accident, which happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Meeker County.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Dwayne Anderson was driving north on State Highway 4 and was unable to see a snowplow traveling in front of him because of poor visibility caused by blowing snow.

Anderson swerved in an attempt to avoid rear-ending the snowplow, but his vehicle struck the side wing of the snowplow and rolled.

Anderson was transported by a private vehicle to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The snowplow, which is owned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, was operated by Scott Powell, 53, of Hutchinson. Powell was not injured.