Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Feb. 3, 2016

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MnDOT lifts no travel advisory in southwest Minnesota

WILLMAR, Minn.— (8:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no travel advisory in southwest Minnesota.  MnDOT issued the advisory Feb. 2 at 7:15 p.m.

The no travel advisory applied to the following counties:

  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • Murray
  • Pipestone
  • Redwood
  • Renville

Crews have been working hard to improve road conditions.  The road conditions have improved from no travel advised yesterday evening to partially covered this morning.  Motorists are still advised to slow down, watch for blowing snow and ice and give plows room to work.

If you must travel, remember to:

  • Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
  • Stay back at least five car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
  • Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.

For updated information on road conditions, visit www.511mn.org or call 511.