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State begins to open highways in southwestern Minnesota

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have opened the following highways in southwestern Minnesota.

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Highways open in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Renville counties:

• Highway 7 from Highway 4 to Highway 71

• Highway 15 from Highway 19 to Highway 212

• Highway 23

• Highway 71 from Highway 19 to Highway 7

Highways still closed:

• Highway 4 from Fairfax to Hector

• Highway 19 from Fairfax to Marshall

• Highway 71 from Highway 19 to Highway 14 north of Sanborn from Highway 7 to Highway 14 north of Sanborn

• Highway 67 from Redwood Falls to Morgan

• Highway 68 from Redwood Falls to Morgan

• Highway 212 from Highway 4 west to Renville

Highways open in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Redwood and Pipestone counties:

• Highway 14, from Highway 23 to State Line

• Highway 19, Ivanhoe to State Line

• Highway 23, open

• Highway 59, Slayton to Marshall

• Highway 68, from Canby to State line

• Highway 75

• Highway 91

• Highway 269

• Highway 271

MnDOT had pulled the snowplows Saturday and closed several highways in southwestern Minnesota due to poor visibility, blowing and drifting snow.

Motorists should plan accordingly and are advised not to travel until conditions improve and MnDOT crews can make progress to recover the roadways.

Highways still closed:

• Highway 14 east from Highway 23

• Highway 19 east from Vesta

• Highway 30

• Highway 59 north of Marshall

• Highway 267

• Highway 330

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 may apply.

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