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March 17, 2023

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Overnight road closures and no travel advisories in SW MN

WILLMAR, Minn. – (7:00 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation in southwest Minnesota District 8 has announced its overnight listing of road closures and no travel advisories below. Blowing and drifting snow have created poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions. Motorists are urged not to travel overnight on listed roadways.

Additional road closures or no travel advisories are possible throughout the evening. Drivers are encouraged to check www.511mn.org before making any travel decisions. When a road status changes, it will be updated on 511.

Road Closed
The following state highway is closed overnight and until posted to 511 that it has reopened.

  • Highway 14 from Florence to Tracy

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.

No Travel Advised
No travel is advised on the following state highways overnight and until conditions improve.

  • Highway 7 from Montevideo to Cosmos
  • Highway 12 from Willmar to Grove City
  • Highway 14 from SD state line to Florence, and from Tracy to Highway 71
  • Highway 15 from Hutchinson to Winthrop
  • Highway 19 from SD state line to Redwood Falls
  • Highway 23 from Willmar to Granite Falls
  • Highway 29 from Highway 40 to Montevideo
  • Highway 30 from SD state line to Slayton (this road may close later tonight)
  • Highway 40 from SD state line to Willmar
  • Highway 67 from Highway 75 to Granite Falls
  • Highway 68 from SD state line to Canby, and from Marshall to Wabasso
  • Highway 71 from Willmar to Highway 7
  • Highway 91 from Highway 14 to Murray County border
  • Highway 212 from SD state line to Glencoe

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.