ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- As southeastern Minnesota shivers through another arctic blast where high temperatures won't make it above zero, residents across the region are beginning to dig out from Sunday's blizzard-like conditions.
While Sunday's gusty winds caused roads to drift shut and highways to close across the state, most major highways had reopened by mid-morning on Monday. I-90 westbound from Albert Lea to the South Dakota state line re-opened at about 8:30 a.m., after it was shut down for about 12 hours starting Sunday evening.
The Minnesota State Patrol office in Rochester reported that from noon Sunday through 10 a.m. Monday, there were 163 reports of vehicles off the road, 34 crashes with damaged property, and 3 injury crashes.
And while MnDOT has upgraded road conditions to fair or good for most major highways in and around Rochester, there are still some difficult travel conditions in rural areas in the western part of the state.
And thanks to the bitter cold that has now moved in, most schools across the region were closed again Monday.
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