No travel advisories lifted for several southwest MN counties
WILLMAR, Minn. — (3:15 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is lifting all no travel advisories for the following southwest Minnesota areas. Roads remain snow covered, however visibility has improved.
- Lincoln County south of Highway 19
- Lyon County
- Murray County
- Pipestone County
- Redwood County
- Yellow Medicine County along US Highway 59 south of Clarkfield
- Yellow Medicine County along Highway 23 south of Hanley Falls
- Yellow Medicine County along Highway 68 east of Canby
MnDOT reminds motorists to plan ahead and drive according to road conditions. Southwest Minnesota remains under a blizzard warning and road conditions can quickly deteriorate. MnDOT snowplow operators will do their part to make highways safe and motorists should remember to:
- Stay alert for snowplows, which turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They also may travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
- Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow. Don’t drive into a snow cloud.
- Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions.
- Turn on your headlights and wear your seat belt.
- Turn off the cruise control.
- Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
- Don’t drive distracted.
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