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A Sunday night crash that shut down Highway 212 between Broadus and Alzada involved three semi trucks, one of which was carrying "military projectiles," according to Carter County Sheriff Neil Kittelmann.

The road reopened Monday night.

Kittelmann said the crash blocked all lanes of traffic and that projectiles were not considered dangerous.

Normal cleanup and removal of damaged vehicles was delayed because the U.S. Air Force is required to take an inventory accounting for their property being transported, according to the sheriff. During that time it was asked that vehicles involved in the crash stay put.

Visibility in the area has been severely limited by strong winds and blowing snow. That visibility likely played a role in the crash, which sent one semi deep into a ditch and left two sideways and blocking all lanes. The crash occurred at about 9 p.m. 

The blockage was about half a mile west of the community of Hammond and roughly 32 miles from the Wyoming line and approximately 130 miles from Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

Despite the damage, Kittelmann said there wasn't a scratch on anyone involved. 

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