No travel advisories issued at 6 p.m. for portions of southcentral Minnesota; several highways and I-90 in SW MN remain closed overnight
Blowing and drifting snow creates hazardous driving conditions
MANKATO, Minn. – (4:45 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation is enacting a no travel advisory at 6 p.m. tonight on several state highways and portions of Interstate 90 in southcentral Minnesota due to dangerous driving conditions and poor visibility.
The no travel advisory includes state highways and I-90 in portions of the following counties:
Please check www.511mn.org for road condition information for the highways included in the no travel advisory.
No travel advised means that the roadway has deteriorated and/or visibility has been reduced to the point that it is very dangerous to travel; there are reports of intermittent whiteout conditions; and, some weather conditions can be severe enough that road treatments, such as salt or sand, are not effective.
The following state highways and I-90 from Worthington west to the South Dakota border, and from Worthington south to the Iowa border were closed at 2 p.m. today and will remain closed overnight:
- Highway 270
- Highway 23
- Highway 75
- Highway 91
- Highway 59
- Highway 60
- I-90 (from Worthington to the South Dakota border)
- Note: east routes out of Worthington including I-90 and Highway 60 are expected to remain open at this time.
The road closures and no travel advisories will remain in effect overnight and until conditions improve. Additional road closures or travel advisories are possible if road conditions further deteriorate overnight.
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 sentenced to 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.
Road conditions shown on 511mn.org only reflect state highway conditions. Please check with your county, city and township for their road conditions and travel guidance.
MnDOT District 7, serving the Mankato and Windom areas, is not staffed for 24-hour coverage. Crews in southcentral and southwest Minnesota will continue to operate until late tonight and will resume operations early Thursday morning.