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News Release
March 11, 2013



MnDOT District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Blowing snow makes for difficult driving conditions

ROCHESTER, Minn.— (10:15 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to use extreme caution along the Interstate 90 corridor in Winona County because of reduced visibility due to blowing snow.

Visibility is greatly reduced throughout the region and motorists should beware of blowing and drifting snow, scattered slippery areas and compacted snow on roadways.

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 doing their part to make highways safe. Crews anticipate conditions will improve during the day. Motorists should remember to:


The State Patrol reminds motorists to buckle up and ensure children are properly secured in the correct safety restraint or booster seat.

For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to

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