Area roadways reopened


ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Drivers throughout our area dealt with some extremely difficult road conditions yesterday and this morning.

On Sunday the blizzard forced the closure of several roads, including Interstate 90 west of Albert Lea.

Authorities shut down the stretch of Interstate yesterday for the safety of drivers.

But snowplows were out all night clearing it up and the winds died down just in time for the major roadway to open back up this morning.

Despite the opening, law enforcement says this doesn’t mean the roads are in perfect shape.

“Roads are still ice-covered and slippery in spots,” Freeborn County Director of Emergency Management Rich Hall said.  “And the thing of it is you never know when you’re come onto that. You also never know when you’re going to have that limited visibility because wind gusts pick up.”

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