LANE CLOSED: Southbound I-35 Into Iowa Was Temporarily Closed Due To Grass Fire
Update - I-35 Southbound has reopened.
Minnesota/Iowa Border - (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that the I-35 southbound lane into Iowa is temporarily closed.
Detour For I-35 South
The closure runs between exit 8: US 65 (near Albert Lea) and Iowa State Line (2 miles south of the Twin Lakes area). The road is closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. A detour is in operation and is expected to be in place until 2 p.m.
The detour takes motorists on Highway 65 south through Glenville to Northwood, Iowa. Then west on County Road 105 back to I-35.
Lane Closure Due To Grass Fire
According to MnDOT District 6's Twitter account, the lane was closed down due to a grass fire adjacent to I-35 in Iowa. The northbound lane remains open.
MnDOT District 6 is also reported that a vehicle fire ignited the grass fire.