Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Feb. 3, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Southcentral Minnesota highways and I-90 open

Motorists are advised to drive with caution

MANKATO, Minn. -  (9 a.m.) Southcentral and southwest Minnesota highways, including Interstate 90, are now open, BUT motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution as highways are snow and ice covered with blowing snow.

MnDOT snow plow operators are out doing their best to make highways safe, but motorists need to do their part and give them room to work.

If you must travel, remember to:

  • Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
  • Stay back at least five car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
  • Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.

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

For updated information on road conditions, visit www.511mn.org or call 511.