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Update: I-35 entrance ramp reopened after logging truck loses load

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A Minnesota State Patrol trooper examines the truck that dumped part of its load of logs on the ramp from southbound U.S. Highway 53 to southbound I 35 Tuesday afternoon. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)

The entrance ramp onto southbound Interstate 35 from U.S. Highway 53 at Duluth's "Can of Worms" is reopened to traffic after it was blocked by logs for more than two hours.

A logging truck's load fell off its flatbed and onto the ramp. The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's website.

By 6:45 p.m., the logs were cleared from the ramp and it reopened to traffic.

The logging truck's crane was used to load up the logs back onto the flatbed.

During cleanup, several Minnesota state troopers were on the scene diverting traffic from the entrance ramp toward the Blatnik Bridge.

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I-35 remained open during the incident.

This story was updated at 6:59 p.m. Feb. 18 once the logs were cleared and the entrance ramp reopened. It was originally posted at 5:22 p.m. Feb. 18.

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A logging truck driver picks up one of the logs that fell from the truck on the ramp from southbound U.S. Highway 53 to southbound I 35 Tuesday afternoon. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)

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