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News Release
February 11, 2013



MnDOT District 2
3920 Highway 2 West
Bemidji, MN, 56601


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Difficult driving conditions in northwest Minnesota


BEMIDJI, Minn. – (10:30 a.m.) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging drivers to slow down as difficult driving conditions remain throughout the area after the weekend storm.


In the northwest area of the state, all state highways are open, but drifting snow and ice compaction are making driving difficult.  Drivers are advised to check road conditions before traveling, allow extra travel time, drive with headlights on and cruise control off and be patient.


MnDOT also reminds drivers to:


For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to

For updated information on road conditions, visit or call 511.










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