Road Closures Now Open, Travel Advisories Lifted

Two plows working to clear Highway 60 near Heron Lake Sunday morning. Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Two plows working to clear Highway 60 near Heron Lake Sunday morning.

April 15, 2018 12:38 PM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened all previously closed roadways at 10 a.m., and the previously issued no travel advisories were lifted. 

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According to the latest release, the highways that are now open include Interstate 90 from Blue Earth to the South Dakota border, Highway 60 from Mankato to Worthington, and all state highways west of Highway 15. 

No travel advisories have been lifted in counties that include Faribault, Waseca, Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley, and the eastern half of Brown. 

MnDOT says motorists should still use caution in these counties, as snow and ice compaction along with high winds will make travel difficult. 

At 12:30 p.m., no travel advisories were lifted for Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood, Martin, Watonwan, and the western half of Brown counties. 

Motorists should be patient while snowplow operators work to improving driving conditions, according to MnDOT. The majority of snowplow crashes take place during "clean up" when motorists resume their normal speeds. 

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