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News Release
Feb. 4, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation

District 2 Bemidji
3920 Highway 2 West

Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Winter weather mix creates difficult driving conditions


BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to drive with extreme caution due to a winter weather mix of snow and freezing rain in the northwest area of the state.

Mn/DOT snow plow operators have been extremely busy this winter and are asking motorists to slow down and keep a clear distance from them on the highways.  When a snowplow is involved in a collision and depending on the severity, it can be pulled from service for a damage and safety inspection, delaying service to that route until another plow can take over.


Drivers should remember to:






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