Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 26, 2014

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Travel Advisory-- Hwy 60 in Wabasha has water on roadway; if water rises, road will temporarily close


ROCHESTER, Minn.— (6:35 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning motorists that water is on the roadway of Hwy 60 at the entrance to Wabasha.

The road is a low-lying area that crosses under a railroad bridge to the east of the intersection of Hwy 60 and Hwy 61 on the west edge of Wabasha. MnDOT is monitoring the road and has placed signs warning drivers of the water.

If water levels rise, MnDOT expects to temporarily close the road to ensure motorist safety.

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 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

MnDOT continues to list state roadways across Minnesota that are closed or affected by flooding. Visit the web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/flood/.

For realtime Minnesota statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or visit www.mndot.gov.