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According to the latest release, the highways that are now open include Interstate 90 from Blue Earth to the South Dakota border, Highway 60 from Mankato to Worthington, and all state highways west of Highway 15.
No travel advisories have been lifted in counties that include Faribault, Waseca, Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley, and the eastern half of Brown.
MnDOT says motorists should still use caution in these counties, as snow and ice compaction along with high winds will make travel difficult.
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.
— MnDOT District 8 (@MnDOTsouthwest) April 15, 2018
At 12:30 p.m., no travel advisories were lifted for Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood, Martin, Watonwan, and the western half of Brown counties.
Motorists should be patient while snowplow operators work to improving driving conditions, according to MnDOT. The majority of snowplow crashes take place during “clean up” when motorists resume their normal speeds.