Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – Driving conditions are expected to slowly improve Tuesday but could worsen overnight when temperatures fall into the lower 20s, leading to more refreeze.

Icy conditions across southeast Minnesota Tuesday morning led numerous school districts to open late or call off classes and other activities. The Rochester Public School district made its decision to shut down for the day around 5 a.m.  

Although major highways were in decent shape, rural roads and secondary streets in Rochester were in poor condition.

Rochester Public Utilities had to deal with two outages, including one that affected nearly 2,100 customers. The area stretched from Marion Rd on the south to Silver Lake on the north. The outage lasted more than an hour.  

Warmer weather and sunshine are expected Wednesday, which should help melt the ice that has been covering driveways, sidewalks and other surfaces for about a week.

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