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News Release
January 20, 2012




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


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Compacted snow on roadways makes for difficult driving conditions


ROCHESTER, Minn.— (3:10 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to use extreme caution in southeastern Minnesota due to accumulated snow. Counties include Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona.


Motorists should beware of blowing and drifting snow and scattered slippery areas on roadways, which may continue through the weekend.


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 to make highways safe. Motorists should remember to:



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