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April 19, 2013

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Rochester, MN 55901

 

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Prescribed burns scheduled in southeastern Minnesota in May

 

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists in southeastern Minnesota may see smoke from prescribed burns throughout May along various highways, including:

 

Traffic should not be affected and all highways will remain open during the burns.


Trained prescribed burn crews monitor these burns, which promote native prairie vegetation growth and control weeds and brush. 
 

The burns are scheduled during optimal weather conditions to ensure safety and effectiveness. 


Native prairie vegetation is planted along highway right of way to reduce the amount of mowing needed, which saves taxpayers’ money. 


To learn more about prescribed burns, visit www.mndot.gov/roadsides/vegetation/fire.html.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.


For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.

 

 

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