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December 28, 2012



MnDOT District 4
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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MnDOT, State Patrol urge motorists to slow down
Scattered icy spots reported around west central Minnesota


DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (10:15 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol advise drivers to slow down in west central Minnesota because of scattered icy spots.


The State Patrol has received several reports of vehicles in the ditch.


MnDOT snow plow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. Crews anticipate conditions will improve during the day.


Motorists should remember to:


For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to


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







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