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.

MN 511 Traffic Information
MN 511 Traffic Information











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.

You can always get the latest traffic information from MnDOT's 511 website on our station apps. 

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