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Major interstates to be closed in Minneapolis and St. Paul overnight

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A map of major roadways being closed overnight, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT news release

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is closing all major interstates within Minneapolis and St. Paul, effective at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, according to MnDOT's Twitter account.

Those roadways will be remain closed until 6 a.m. Sunday, May 31.

The routes closing include:

  • I-35W northbound and southbound between I-694 and state Highway 62
  • I-35E northbound and southbound between state Highway 36 and Highway 62
  • I-94 eastbound and westbound between I-694 and the I-694/494 interchange
  • I-394 eastbound between Highway 100 and I-94
  • State Highway 55 northbound and southbound between Highway 62 and I-94

MnDOT's Twitter says the routes will remain open for motorists to exit downtown areas.

Kelly Boldan has been editor of West Central Tribune and Wctrib.com in Willmar, Minnesota, since October 2001. He joined Forum Communications Co. in November 1998 as editor of the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer.
Boldan can be reached via email: editor@wctrib.com or telephone: 320-214-4331.
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