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News Release
Dec. 21, 2012



MnDOT District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Southbound I-35 is open from Albert Lea to the Iowa border


ROCHESTER, Minn. — (7:50 a.m.) MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol have opened southbound Interstate 35 between Albert Lea and the Iowa border.


This section of I-35 had been closed since Thursday at approximately 2 p.m. due to multiple accidents and per the request of the Iowa Department of Transportation.


In Iowa, I-35 from the Minnesota border to Ames is also now open.


Current driving conditions in southeastern Minnesota are fair, and motorists should still use extreme caution when traveling.


No interstate highways or other road closures in southeastern Minnesota are anticipated at this time.


MnDOT snow plow operators are out in force and will continue to do their part to make our highways safe.


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