MnDOT reports

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has issued reports on area weather-related traffic problems.

Hwy 68

Highway 68 west of Blue Earth County Road 45 near Courtland (approximately five miles southeast of New Ulm) reopened Thursday. The road was closed on July 1 due to a mudslide.

MnDOT crews have cleared significant mud, fallen trees and debris from the road and stabilized the area.

Hwy 71 Bridge

MnDOT opened the bridge on Highway 71 over the Cottonwood River near Sanborn.

The bridge was closed Wednesday due to flooding of the Cottonwood River. MnDOT crews were able to inspect the bridge Thursday morning after the water levels receded.

Motorists should check road conditions at www.511mn.org.