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Truck wreck closes Hwy 212, munitions blown up


February 14, 2019

Sixty naval artillery rounds were dug out of the snow alongside Hwy 212 near Hammond on Monday, following a multi-semi wreck on Sunday night. The rounds were later detonated by Air Force EOD personnel. (Courtesy Photo)

A wreck involving three semi-trucks just west of Hammond shut down traffic along Highway 212 for nearly a day. Sunday night at around 9 pm, a ground blizzard caused two semis to wreck and block traffic, while another semi went off into the ditch, and down into a ravine alongside the road, miraculously staying upright.

Official reports from the incident indicated that no one was hurt, though a local resident said that a passenger from one of the trucks was transported from the scene with injuries.

One of the trucks blocking the road was carrying fertilizer, while the other two trucks were co...

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