Significant Delays on I-90 Westbound

Created: 02/21/2014 3:04 PM

Drivers traveling westbound on Interstate 90 between Highway 63-Stewartville and Dexter will encounter significant delays as snow removal crews work to get lanes passable.

MnDOT is using heavy equipment and snow blowers to open the westbound lanes of I-90. Westbound traffic will be stopped for 20-30 minutes at a time while crews move forward in the lanes on the 13-mile stretch. Then traffic will be ushered through. The traffic that arrives next will be stopped while more work is done on the snow.

Eastbound I-90 is open and drivable.

Many highways in southeastern Minnesota are limited to a single lane because of the drifting snow, while others are considered impassable at this hour.

All of southeastern Minnesota continues because of hazardous driving conditions with blowing snow, icy patches and reduced visibility. The advisory is for Rice, Steele, Dodge, Mower, Freeborn, Goodhue, Olmsted, Fillmore, Houston, Winona and Wabasha counties.