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News Release
December 13, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Hazardous driving conditions persist through mid-week



ROCHESTER, Minn. -  Motorists will encounter icy and snow-compacted roads through mid-week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol. Numerous crashes and spin outs are occurring in southern and southeastern Minnesota.

MnDOT crews are doing their part to make highways safe; however, subzero temperatures have restricted the use of chemicals, rendering them ineffective. It is anticipated that roads will not improve until mid-week, when temperatures are expected to rise.

Crews will continue to do cleanup work, including snow removal from shoulders, ramps and bridges. These areas are particularly prone to icy conditions.

If you must travel, MnDOT reminds motorists to follow safe winter driving practices, including:


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