Closures and cautions continue for downed powerlines; Road surface conditions improving
MANKATO, Minn. — (11:15 a.m.) Motorists are advised that several state highways in south central and south west Minnesota are currently impacted by downed powerlines.
Hwy 59 from Worthington to Fulda remains closed due to downed powerlines.
Other highways where power lines are down but the road is open with caution advised include:
- Hwy 15 Fairmont to Iowa
- Hwy 71 Jackson to Iowa
- Hwy 86 Wilder to Iowa
In addition several I-90 rest areas are closed due to loss of power including eastbound and westbound at Adrian, eastbound at Jackson (Clear Lake) and the Worthington Weigh Scale.
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and check driving conditions for their weekend travel. Driving conditions from the snow and ice event have improved in south central and southwest Minnesota, but conditions very from poor to normal statewide.
Highways that remain closed:
- Hwy 59 Worthington to Fulda (closed April 11 due to downed powerlines)
- Hwy 19 east of Henderson (closed March 19 due to flooding)
- Hwy 93 south of Henderson (closed March 16 due to flooding)
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.
Check www.511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes. For additional updates, ‘like’ MnDOT at www.facebook.com/mndot, and follow @mndot on Twitter.