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Jan. 15, 2021

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No travel advisory lifted on state highways in 6 southwest MN counties

WILLMAR, Minn. — (9:15 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no travel advisory on state highways in the following southwest Minnesota counties.

  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • Murray
  • Pipestone
  • Redwood (south of Vesta and west of US 71)
  • Southwestern Yellow Medicine

MnDOT snowplow operators have worked hard to improve road conditions; however, travelers should use caution and watch for slippery spots, especially in open areas. Strong winds and blowing snow may create intermittent whiteout conditions. 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.
  • Manually 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.
  • Check MnDOT’s road conditions map at 511mn.org.