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News Release

January 6, 2010



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

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Snow storm makes for difficult driving conditions in southwestern Minnesota


MANKATO, Minn.- (2:45 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists not to travel unnecessarily in Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles and Rock Counties, due to moderate snowfall and snow-clouds reducing visibility.


No interstate highways or other road closures are anticipated at this time, however winds are predicted to increase tonight and tomorrow further reducing visibility.


Mn/DOT snow plow operators are out in force and will continue to do their part to make our highways safe.


Mn/DOT would like to remind motorists to follow safe winter driving practices as southwestern Minnesota experiences significantly reduced visibility.


Motorists should:




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




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