Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 14, 2018

Interstate 90 west of Blue Earth closed

ROCHESTER, Minn. – (11 a.m.) Interstate 90 west of Blue Earth is closed due to winter conditions, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Westbound I-90 motorists are being warned of the closure through multiple digital message boards on the interstate from Dresbach Bridge west to give motorists enough warning to make changes to their travel plans.

MnDOT will announce updates and the reopening of I-90 via Twitter at www.twitter.com/mndotsoutheast.

Motorists are reminded to drive with caution, be prepared for changing weather conditions and encouraged to consult weather and road information before traveling on Tuesday. MnDOT’s road conditions map is at www.511mn.org.

MnDOT snowplow operators will be working during the storm and continue afterward to clean up. MnDOT has 102 snowplows on the state highways in its 11-county southeast Minnesota District 6 that are in charge of plowing 3,774 lane miles.

MnDOT snowplow operators will do their part to make highways safe. Motorists should remember to:

  • Stay alert for snowplows, which turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They also may travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow. Don’t drive into a snow cloud.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions.
  • Turn on your headlights and wear your seat belt.
  • Turn off the cruise control.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
  • Don’t drive distracted.

For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.

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