The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol say Interstate 90 and most highways in south-central Minnesota are now open:

State highways are open in the following counties:

  • Blue Earth (Hwy 60 west of Hwy 60/169 junction only)
  • Brown (western portion)
  • Cottonwood
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Nobles
  • Rock
  • Watonwan
  • I-90 from South Dakota to Blue Earth


No travel advisories have also been lifted from state highways in the following counties in southcentral Minnesota:

  • Blue Earth (rural areas)
  • Faribault
  • Nicollet (Hwy 111 and Hwy 22)
  • Sibley (Hwy 22 and Hwy 19)
  • Waseca


Conditions may be improving in parts of the region, but MnDOT urges motorists to use caution while driving. Reduced visibility with drifting and blowing snow may still make travel difficult.

MnDOT reminds motorists to be patient while snowplow operators work to improve driving conditions. The majority of snowplow crashes take place during “clean up” when motorists resume their normal speeds.