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News Release
Feb. 19, 2013



MnDOT District 8
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201


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All highways in West Central and Southwest Minnesota now open


WILLMAR, Minn. — (8:15 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have opened all highways in West Central Minnesota.


Highways now open include:


Current driving conditions can be hazardous due to ice and blowing snow, which can create periods of zero visibility without warning, and motorists should still use extreme caution when traveling.


MnDOT reminds motorists to be patient while snowplow operators work to improve driving conditions and prepare for additional snowfall. The majority of snowplow crashes take place during “clean up” when motorists resume their normal speeds.


After a storm motorists should:


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






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