MnDOT reopens highways and Interstate 90 in south-central Minnesota

MnDOT reopens highways and Interstate 90 in south-central Minnesota

Updated: December 24, 2020 12:10 PM
Created: December 24, 2020 08:12 AM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol will reopen Interstate 90 and most highways in south-central Minnesota by 7 a.m. on Thursday.

Conditions may be improving in parts of the region, but MnDOT urges motorists to use caution while driving. Reduced visibility with drifting and blowing snow may still make travel difficult.

State highways will open in the following counties:

  • Blue Earth (Highway 60 west of Highway 60/169 junction only)
  • Brown (western portion)
  • Cottonwood
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Nobles
  • Rock
  • Watonwan
  • Interstate 90 from South Dakota to Blue Earth

Check road conditions at KSTP's road map

No travel advisories have also been lifted from state highways in the following counties in south-central Minnesota:

  • Blue Earth (rural areas)
  • Faribault
  • Nicollet (Highway 111 and Highway 22)
  • Sibley (Highway 22 and Highway 19)
  • Waseca

MnDOT reminds motorists to be patient while snowplow operators work to improve driving conditions. The majority of snowplow crashes take place during “clean up” when motorists resume their normal speeds.

For additional tips on safe winter driving, click here

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