- Kristine Hernandez
TZD Coordinator/ Public Affairs Team Leader
- Jessica Wiens
Public Affairs Coordinator
- Kristin Kammueller
Community Relations Coordinator
Minnesota Department of
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:
- Buckle up! Always wear your seat belt.
- Drive slowly on bridges, ramps and overpasses.
- 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, your eyes on the road and your attention on your driving.
- If you go into the ditch, do not get out of your vehicle. Call for help.
For updated information about road conditions, call 511 or click on www.511mn.org.
STAY BACK IS FOR WINTER