Power outage temporarily disables traffic signals in Red Wing
ROCHESTER, Minn. (1:30 p.m.) – A power outage in Red Wing has disabled traffic signals on state highways in the area, motorists should proceed with caution until power is restored, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Areas affected include Highway 58 and Highway 61 intersections within downtown Red Wing including Potter and Plum streets, Highway 58 and Pioneer Road near Red Wing High School, Highway 61 and Old West Main Street. MnDOT crews are putting up temporary stop signs at state highway intersections and those signs will remain in place until power to traffic signals is restored.
The city of Red Wing reports an underground fire occurred within the city limits causing power outages throughout the city. The city of Red Wing expects power to be restored later Thursday afternoon.
Motorists may experience short delays at affected intersections. It’s prudent to proceed with caution through intersections after making a full stop and taking turns. Motorists should use slower speeds and be alert for emergency vehicles and personnel.
MnDOT will announce traffic signals being restored via Twitter at twitter.com/mndotsoutheast.
For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.