Winds blow over 9 semis on I-35 southern Minnesota

A portion of southbound Interstate 35 near Faribault was closed Tuesday afternoon due to several crashes.

Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed multiple semis overturned with traffic backed up. Authorities say a total of nine were tipped over.

MnDOT said the stretch of southbound I-35 between Exit 55 for Faribault Road and Exit 45 for Steele County Road 9, near Medford, is expected to be closed until around 6 p.m.

Storms including strong winds were moving through the area at the time, and the Minnesota State Patrol says that led to the semis being tipped over. State Patrol later said that no injuries were reported.