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Gov. Dayton issues emergency order

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW) -- The winter storm that has left many roads in Minnesota impassable has prompted Gov. Mark Dayton to issue an emergency order.

The emergency Dayton declared Friday calls out the National Guard to help with recovery and sheltering of stranded motorists in parts of central and southeastern Minnesota.

Here's what you need to know about travel in southeast Minnesota as of 11:55 a.m. Friday:

- I-35 is open from Albert Lea to the Iowa border
- Southbound I-35 from Owatonna to Albert Lea remains closed at this hour

- I-90 has re-opened between Dexter and Austin
- I-90 from the Stewartville-Highway 63 exit south of Rochester west to Dexter remains closed at this time, but is expected to open soon

- Temporarily closed or impassable highways at this hour include:
- Highway 16 from Wykoff to Spring Valley
- Highway 30 east of I-35
- Highway 30 west of Rushford to Chatfield
- Highway 43 between Mabel and Rushford
- Highway 56 north of I-90 to Kenyon
- Highway 57 from Highway 14 to Wanamingo
- Highway 63 north of Oak Center
- Highway 63 south of Spring Valley
- Highway 74 north of St. Charles
- Highway 76 north of Caledonia

MnDOT's no travel advisory for 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.

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