Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Civic Center Parking Ramp in downtown Rochester will be open as of 5 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a news release from the City of Rochester, crews worked Tuesday to fix a heater in a skyway-level ramp lobby and repair the sprinkler system which was damaged when the pipes froze. Clean-up will be complete and gates will be open at 5 a.m.

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Monday, the City closed the ramp after a sprinkler pipe in the east hallway of the ramp froze and burst, creating icy conditions in the hallway and requiring the water to be turned off to the facility. Contract customers that use the ramp were able to park in other city ramps until the Civic Center Parking Ramp reopened Wednesday morning.

Blizzard Warning in Effect For Southeast Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Olmsted, Fillmore, Dodge, and Mower counties from 9 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday. The National Weather Service is reporting that there will be travel impacts for the Wednesday morning commute, and travelers should plan on slippery road conditions. The blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility, and the gusty winds could bring down tree branches and cause isolated power outages.

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Several area schools in southeast Minnesota are closed or delayed for Wednesday. You can stay up to date on real-time road condtions and other winter weather information on our station app.

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