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News Release
Dec. 28, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
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MnDOT, State Patrol urge motorists to slow down
Scattered icy spots reported along I-35 corridor


ROCHESTER, Minn. – (10:50 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol advise drivers to slow down along the I-35 corridor in Freeborn, Steele and Rice counties because of scattered icy spots.


The State Patrol has received several reports of vehicles in the ditch.


MnDOT snow plow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. Crews anticipate conditions will improve during the day. Motorists should remember to:


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








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