No travel advised in portions of southwest Minnesota
WILLMAR, Minn. – (1:30 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no travel in portions of southwest Minnesota due to blowing snow and limited visibility. The no travel advisory applies to all of Lac qui Parle County, northern Yellow Medicine County and western Chippewa County.
The no travel advisory applies to the following highways:
- Highway 7 – Milan to Montevideo
- Highway 29 – Highway 40 to Montevideo
- Highway 40 – South Dakota Border to Highway 277
- U.S. Highway 59 – U.S. Highway 212 to Clarkfield
- Highway 67 – U.S. Highway 75 to Granite Falls
- U.S. Highway 75 – Canby to the northern Yellow Medicine County border
- Highway 119 – Highway 40 to Dawson
- U.S. Highway 212 – South Dakota Border to Montevideo
Blowing snow is causing whiteout conditions. Snowplows will continue to operate, but motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve. As the storm continues to progress, we may experience no travel advisories in other portions of southwest Minnesota.
The public can view winter road conditions from plow cameras available through the www.511mn.org website. Please note that not all plows have cameras. Road conditions on major highways can also be viewed through the Road Weather Information System (RWIS), which is also part of 511.
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