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I-90 rest areas closed near Rochester

Marion (left) and High Forest rest areas
Marion (left) and High Forest rest areas

Downed power lines have cut off electrical service.

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 12:06 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Two rest area buildings along Interstate 90 are closed due to a power outage.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says downed power lines knocked out electricity to the Marion rest area east of Rochester on westbound I-90 and the High Forest rest area west of Rochester on eastbound I-90. Parking is available but the buildings have been locked until power can be restored.

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MnDOT says it has 101 snowplows on the state highways in southeast Minnesota and is asking drivers to remember to:

- Stay alert for snowplows, which turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They also may travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions

- Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow. Don’t drive into a snow cloud

- Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions

- Turn on your headlights and wear your seat belt

- Turn off the cruise control

- Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip

- Don’t drive distracted

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