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Dec. 22, 2022

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No travel advised in 12 southwest Minnesota counties

WILLMAR, Minn. – (5:45 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no travel overnight on state highways in the following twelve southwest Minnesota counties due to limited visibility and extreme temperatures: Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, and Yellow Medicine.

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 are not effective and conditions can be life-threatening for stranded travelers.

Drivers are advised to not travel in these counties overnight. Conditions will be reassessed early tomorrow morning.

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), and traffic cameras which are also part of 511.