Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Nov. 19, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

MnDOT lifts no travel advisories for southwest Minnesota

WILLMAR, Minn.— The Minnesota Department of Transportation has cancelled the no travel advisories that were put into place yesterday, November 18, for parts of southwest Minnesota

The no travel advisories have been lifted for the following areas:

  • Kandiyohi County
  • (western parts) Meeker County
  • Yellow Medicine County
  • Lac qui Parle County
  • Lincoln County
  • Chippewa County
  • Pipestone County
  • Murray County
  • Lyon County

MnDOT continues to advise motorists to use caution as there are still some slippery roads.  Crews are out continuing their efforts to clean up after the storm.

MnDOT would like to remind motorists 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 and use your head lights.   Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.

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