UPDATED...again!
 
MANKATO, Minn. – (8 a.m., Sunday) The road closures and no travel advisories issued yesterday remain in effect Sunday morning. The Minnesota Department of Transportation anticipates opening closures late Sunday morning and will announce when gates are removed.
The list of current road closures includes:
·         Interstate 90 from Blue Earth to the South Dakota border
·         Highway 60 from Mankato to Worthington
·         All state highways west of Highway 15
 
The counties where no travel is advised includes: Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood, Blue Earth, Sibley, Faribault, Waseca, Nicollet, Martin, Watonwan, Brown and Le Sueur.
 
MnDOT plows are clearing snow and making progress, but roads are heavily compacted with snow and ice. In addition, there are a number of stuck vehicles blocking roadways and needing to be cleared. MnDOT reminds motorists to be patient while snowplow operators work to reopen roadways.
 
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southern Minnesota through Sunday evening with additional accumulations and gusty winds.
 
To view no travel advisories, road conditions and the most current list of road closures, visitwww.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.
 
Saturday

The Minnesota Department of Transportation added the following counties to the list of no travel advised: Nicollet, Martin, Watonwan and Brown.

MnDOT previously had closed Highway 15 in western Nicollet County and Highway 15 through Brown County. These counties were already on a list of no travel advised: Blue Earth, Sibley, Faribault and Waseca.

A no travel advisory was enacted earlier this morning and remains in effect for the following counties: Rock, Nobles, Jackson and Cottonwood.

The following roads were closed earlier this morning and will remain closed until further notice: 

  • Interstate 90 at Jackson, west to the South Dakota border
  • Highway 60 from St. James to Worthington
  • Highway 60 from Mankato to St. James
  • Interstate 90 from Blue Earth to Jackson
  • All state highways west of Highway 15 
For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, as well as additional road closures, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

Reach Dana Melius at 507-931-8567.

Regional Managing Editor, Adams Publishing Group--Southern Minnesota/Western Division: St. Peter Herald, Waseca County News, Le Center Leader, Le Sueur News-Herald

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