Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Jan. 10, 2018

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions

No travel advised in northwestern Minnesota

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (9 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has enacted a no travel advisory in the following counties due to dangerous driving conditions.

  • Kittson
  • Marshall
  • Norman
  • Pennington
  • Polk
  • Red Lake

High winds and blowing snow are causing whiteout conditions and snowplows have been pulled off their routes.

30-40 MPH winds are forecasted through the morning, and visibility is not anticipated to improve until winds decrease. Motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve.

For tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.