Update: I-35 south of Albert Lea reopened after fire
Interstate 35 was listed as reopened Tuesday evening on the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s road conditions website.
Southbound Interstate 35 is closed to all traffic except for emergency vehicles between U.S. Highway 65 and the Iowa state line because of a vehicle that was on fire near the Iowa border that sparked a grass fire, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The state transportation website states a detour is in operation.
The Worth County Sheriff’s Office stated the incident happened at milemarker 217 in northern Worth County.
Check back for more information as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Vehicle fire on highway ignited grass fire. Highway closure is due to vehicle fire.
— MnDOT District 6 (@mndotsoutheast) July 20, 2021