MnDOT advises caution on area roads
MANKATO, Minn. – (11:15 a.m.) Motorists are advised that several state highways in south central and south west Minnesota are currently impacted by downed powerlines.
Highway 59 from Worthington to Fulda remains closed due to downed powerlines.
Other highways where power lines are down but the road is open with caution advised include:
· Highway 71 Jackson to Iowa
· Highway 86 Wilder to Iowa
· Highway 15 Fairmont to Iowa
In addition several I-90 rest areas are closed due to loss of power including eastbound and westbound at Adrian, eastbound at Jackson (Clear Lake) and the Worthington Weigh Scale.
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and check driving conditions for their weekend travel. Driving conditions from the snow and ice event have improved in south central and southwest Minnesota, but conditions very from poor to normal statewide.
When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.