Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 11, 2019

State highways in all or portions of Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, Yellow Medicine and Lincoln counties returned to no travel advised

WILLMAR, Minn. — (7:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have moved state highways in the following listed areas from closed to no travel advised. Blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility continue to create hazardous driving conditions.

  • Western Chippewa County
  • Lac qui Parle County
  • Northern Lincoln County
  • Yellow Medicine County, west of Granite Falls

No Travel Advised means that the roadway has deteriorated and/or visibility has been reduced to the point that it is very dangerous to travel; there are reports of intermittent white out conditions; and, some weather conditions can be severe enough that road treatments, such as salt or sand, are not effective.

Motorists are advised not to travel in these areas until conditions improve.

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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