No travel advisories lifted for Kandiyohi and Meeker counties
WILLMAR, Minn. – (8:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted all no travel advisories for Kandiyohi and Meeker counties, plus the eastern portion of Chippewa County. However, roads are completely snow covered with intermittent blowing and drifting snow.
No travel advisories and road closures remain in place for western Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, and Yellow Medicine counties. Road closure information is listed below.
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.
MnDOT snowplows have been working around the clock and continue to improve road conditions throughout the region. Travelers should check 511mn.org for current road status before making travel decisions.
Highway 14 and all state highways south of Highway 14 in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, and Redwood counties remain closed.
When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties may apply.