Hwy 61 closed, detoured for fatal crash investigation in Wabasha County
ROCHESTER, Minn. (9 a.m.) – Highway 61 north of Minneiska in Wabasha County remains closed at this hour as the State Patrol investigates a fatal crash, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The crash has closed Highway 61 about 1 mile north of Minneiska at milepost 45. The crash was reported at 5:50 a.m.
Traffic is being detoured.
MnDOT will announce the full opening of the highway via the MnDOT District 6 Twitter feed. Follow MnDOT at www.twitter.com/mndotsoutheast for the updates.
MnDOT urges motorists to follow these recommendations in work zones:
• Stay alert
• Watch for signs, equipment and workers
• Minimize distractions, such as using cell phones, eating or drinking
• Avoid tailgating
• Follow posted speed limits and directional signs
• Stay in one lane while driving through a work zone
For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.