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Blizzard closing highways – click here for details

By Staff | Feb 2, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016

I-90 and southern Minnesota Highways closing at 2 p.m.

MANKATO, Minn.- (12:40 p.m.) Due to hazardous driving conditions and zero visibility, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and State Patrol are closing Interstate 90 and state highways south of U.S. Highway 14 at 2 p.m. in the following counties:

Blue Earth

Brown (southern portion)

Cottonwood

Faribault

Jackson

Martin

Nobles

Rock

Watonwan

Waseca

For updated information on road conditions, visit www.511mn.orgor call 511.

The closures will remain until further notice and additional closures may be necessary. Motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve and MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol open the roads.

Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.