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Accident Slows Morning Traffic

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Morning traffic slowed to a crawl on a busy Minot highway this morning.

And here's why.

A tandem semi trailer rig stalled right in the middle of a heavily-traveled intersection - the 2 and 52 bypass and 13th Street Southeast.

The truck driver reported an air hose broke, seizing the rig just as the driver was turning from 13th Street onto the bypass headed west.

The result was a major slow-down as cars and trucks were forced to navigate a small opening to get around the stalled truck.

And it meant some traffic control duty for local officers.

"It's just an unfortunate location to have a little accident here." (So you're keeping everybody moving?) "As best we can, we are!"

(Jacob Lockrem, Minot Police) "Busy time of the morning on the highway, 13th Street and east 2 and 52. The semi behind us blew out an air line so the brakes froze up and can't move. They're over there right now working on the parts and hope to get it moved in the next couple of minutes."

The accident happened about 6:30 this morning - and the truck was cleared from the intersection about an hour later.

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