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Garbage truck tips over outside New Richmond

The garbage truck that tipped on 160th Street, coming to rest on the edge of the road.1 / 2
Law enforcement has 160th Street blocked as they look for ways to get the garbage truck back on its wheels. 2 / 2

A garbage truck tipped over Friday morning in rural New Richmond, blocking 160th Street for the foreseeable future.

The truck went over just after 10 a.m. on 160th Street, just north of 130th Avenue in Erin Prairie Township. The driver received medical treatment for a minor head injury.

Weather conditions at the time of the accident were horrific. Heavy winds were blowing snow across north-south roads, leaving drifts and slippery spots for drivers to face. The truck entered the right ditch as it headed south, coming to rest on its side.

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

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