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News Release
Feb. 29, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 8
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201


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Heavy blowing snow creates hazardous driving coniditions


WILLMAR, Minn.— (8 A.M.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to use extreme caution in central Minnesota as the storm system moves through the region. Heavy blowing snow can cause reduced visibility and road conditions can change quickly.


Officials do not anticipate any interstate or highway closures at this time; however, motorists may encounter brief lane and road closures where crashes occur.


MnDOT snow plow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. Motorists should remember to:


For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to


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