Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Jan. 9, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Scattered slippery spots forming around west central Minnesota

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (1:30 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises drivers to slow down and turn off their cruise control in west central Minnesota. While roads are generally in fair to good condition, the warmer temperatures combined with blowing snow are creating scattered slippery spots.

MnDOT crews are out working to improve road conditions.

Motorists should remember to:

  • Drive slowly on bridges, overpasses and tunnels.
  • Use a safe speed for winter driving conditions, regardless of the posted speed limit.
  • Keep a safe stopping distance from the vehicle in front of you.
  • Keep both hands on the steering wheel, eyes on the road and attention on your driving. 

For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone.

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