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Feb. 20, 2023

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No travel advised on Hwys 23 and 71 south of Willmar

WILLMAR, Minn. – (7:30 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no travel on the following highway segments south of Willmar due to whiteout conditions. The roads will be reevaluated in the morning; no travel is advised until conditions improve.

  • Highway 23 from Willmar to Clara City
  • Highway 71 from Willmar to Highway 7

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 whiteout conditions; and some weather conditions can be severe enough that road treatments are not effective, and conditions can become life-threatening for stranded travelers.