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News Release
March 19, 2013



MnDOT District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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MnDOT, State Patrol urge motorists to slow down

Scattered icy spots reported throughout southeastern Minn.

ROCHESTER, Minn. – (3:00 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol advise drivers to slow down during their evening commute and throughout tonight because of scattered icy spots.

The State Patrol has received several reports of vehicles in the ditch.

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.