Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 14, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 61 closed, detoured for fatal crash investigation in Wabasha County

ROCHESTER, Minn. (9 a.m.) – Highway 61 north of Minneiska in Wabasha County remains closed at this hour as the State Patrol investigates a fatal crash, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The crash has closed Highway 61 about 1 mile north of Minneiska at milepost 45. The crash was reported at 5:50 a.m.

Traffic is being detoured.

MnDOT will announce the full opening of the highway via the MnDOT District 6 Twitter feed. Follow MnDOT at www.twitter.com/mndotsoutheast for the updates.

MnDOT urges motorists to follow these recommendations in work zones:
•     Stay alert
•     Watch for signs, equipment and workers
•     Minimize distractions, such as using cell phones, eating or drinking
•     Avoid tailgating
•     Follow posted speed limits and directional signs
•     Stay in one lane while driving through a work zone

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.