(UPDATE) US 59 reopens after crash

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Click to view slideshow.(UPDATE) According to a Nixle alert from the St. Joseph Police Department at 10:42 a.m., the highway has reopened.

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U.S. Highway 59 in southern St. Joseph was closed for more than two hours Friday morning after a crash involving a semi and a passenger vehicle.

The impact of the collision separated the semi’s rear-axle from the rest of the trailer. The accident closed 59 Highway between Elizabeth and Parker Streets. Traffic was routed east to King Hill Ave.

The St. Joseph Police Department issued a Nixle alert at 8:12 a.m. advising motorists to the area.