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News Release
February 20, 2011




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


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Heavy, blowing snow makes for hazardous driving conditions


ROCHESTER, Minn.- (11 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no travel in southeastern Minnesota, due to heavy, blowing snow that is falling at approximately one inch per hour. This is also causing reduced visibility.
No closures of interstate highways or other roads are anticipated at this time; however, motorists may encounter brief lane closures where crashes occur.

MnDOT snow plow operators are out in force and will continue clearing snow until the roads return to good winter driving conditions. Motorists should remember to:


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