No travel advisory lifted for state highways in west central Minnesota
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — (7:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted all no travel advisories on state and federal highways in west central Minnesota.
In addition, Hwy 55 near Nashua has been reopened to traffic; it was closed temporarily yesterday and into the evening due to a crash involving a train and semi.
Important: even if state and federal highways are passable, travel may still be difficult on county, township and municipal roads. Check with local agencies for their road conditions.
Remember, it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions after a storm. Motorists should:
- Check road conditions at 511mn.org or call 511.
- Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for their trip.
- Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
- Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. Plows may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
- Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.
For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.