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News Release
March 19, 2013



MnDOT District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Icy roads make hazardous driving conditions on I-35 in Steele and Freeborn counties

ROCHESTER, Minn. – (10:33 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel on Interstate 35 between Owatonna and the Iowa border, due to icy roads.

Motorists should beware of blowing and drifting snow and need to drive with extreme caution in this area.

Officials do not anticipate any interstate or highway closures at this time; however, motorists may encounter brief lane and road closures where crashes occur.

MnDOT snow plow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. Motorists should remember to:


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For updated information on road conditions, visit or call 511.