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News Release

December 9, 2009



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899

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Driving conditions improve in south-central Minnesota, Officials advise no unnecessary travel


MANKATO, Minn. - (2 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel until the winds subside later tonight in south-central Minnesota.


This includes the following counties:  Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Jackson, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan.


No travel advised remains in effect for Faribault County, as is most southeastern Minnesota.


Motorists should expect reduced visibility and some drifting in sheltered areas until snowplows can make progress after the winds recede. 


No interstate highways or other road closures are anticipated; however temporary closures may be necessary to accommodate crashes and stranded vehicles.


Mn/DOT reminds motorists to use caution and patience after the storm as snowplow operators work to improve driving conditions and prepare for additional snowfalls.  The majority of snowplow crashes take place during “clean up” when motorists have resumed their normal speeds.


Motorists should:

For updated information, call 511 or click on www.511mn.org







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