Interstate 35 south of Ellendale is now re-opened after authorities worked to clear a crash near there.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation had closed that section of highway in Steele and Freeborn Counties because of numerous vehicle crashes. Traffic was re-routed for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon.
Authorities are urging caution for motorists Thursday afternoon, stating that road conditions are deteriorating to east of Interstate 35. They are advising no unnecessary travel in that part of the state.
More information is available at www.511mn.org