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Two injured in Highway 71 crash

Road conditions were listed by the State Patrol as “icy” when a one-vehicle crash occurred, the afternoon of Dec. 20 on Highway 71 north of Windom.

Taken by ambulance to Windom Area Health were Larry and April Anderson, ages 74 and 75, of Waskisch, Minn. The injuries were described by the State Patrol as “non-life-threatening.”

Given the weather conditions and the fact that county plows were pulled off the roads early yesterday afternoon (as they could not keep up with the steady drifting), county officials are concerned about the potential for more crashes today, Christmas Eve Day and through the weekend. No travel is advised. Watch windomnews.com throughout the day and weekend for updates on road conditions and other storm-related information.

Damaged in the Dec. 20 crash was a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Larry Anderson.
The crash occurred at milepost 40 in Amboy Township at 12:08 p.m. According to the State Patrol’s report, “the Dodge Ram was southbound on Highway 71 when it lost control on the icy road, went off the road and rolled.”

Assisting the State Patrol at the scene were the Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Department, Windom Ambulance Department and Jeffers Fire Department.

For much more on recent crashes and other weather-related stories, continue to follow updates on windomnews.com and also see the Dec. 28 edition of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.

Watch www.windomnews.com for regular weekday updates at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily., plus BREAKING stories at other times. A significant number of additional reports are anticipated as we follow this weekend’s storm. Follow CoCoCitizen @CitPub on Twitter.

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