Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Dec. 23, 2020

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Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions

No travel advisory expanded in west central Minnesota

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — (2 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has expanded the no travel advisory in west central Minnesota to all state and federal highways in Grant, Swift and Stevens counties.

As a reminder, Highway 210 from Fergus Falls to Breckenridge is closed due to zero visibility, and no travel is advised on state and federal highways in the following counties: Big Stone, Clay, Grant, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Wilkin counties, as well as the northwestern corner of Otter Tail County. Please reference 511mn.org for specific routes (shown as purple for “No Travel Advised”).

Blowing snow is causing whiteout conditions. Visibility is poor, in some areas down to zero. Snowplows continue to operate, but motorists are advised not to travel in this area until conditions improve.

For tips on safe winter driving, go to mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.