I-90 and southern Minnesota highways closed

MANKATO, Minn.— Due to hazardous driving conditions and zero visibility, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and State Patrol closed Interstate 90 and state highways south of U.S. Highway 14 at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon in the following counties:

• Blue Earth
• Brown (southern portion)
• Cottonwood
• Faribault
• Jackson
• Martin
• Nobles
• Rock
• Watonwan
• Waseca

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

The closures will remain until further notice and additional closures may be necessary. Motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve and MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol open the roads.

Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.