Interstate 35 southbound closed, detoured at Faribault because of vehicle crashes

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that Interstate 35 southbound is closed at Faribaultand detoured down to Medford because of numerous vehicle crashes.

The detour route is Highway 60 west at Faribault and is the marked alternate route.  Motorists will go south on Rice County Road 17 and follow the signs to Medford, where motorists can rejoin I-35 southbound.  Crashes have been reported on northbound I-35, but the highway is open at last word.

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