Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 10, 2019

No travel advisories lifted for several southwest MN counties

WILLMAR, Minn. — (3:15 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is lifting all no travel advisories for the following southwest Minnesota areas. Roads remain snow covered, however visibility has improved.

  • Lincoln County south of Highway 19
  • Lyon County
  • Murray County
  • Pipestone County
  • Redwood County
  • Yellow Medicine County along US Highway 59 south of Clarkfield
  • Yellow Medicine County along Highway 23 south of Hanley Falls
  • Yellow Medicine County along Highway 68 east of Canby

MnDOT reminds motorists to plan ahead and drive according to road conditions. Southwest Minnesota remains under a blizzard warning and road conditions can quickly deteriorate. MnDOT snowplow operators will do their part to make highways safe and motorists should remember to:

  • Stay alert for snowplows, which turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They also may travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow. Don’t drive into a snow cloud.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions.
  • Turn on your headlights and wear your seat belt.
  • Turn off the cruise control.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
  • Don’t drive distracted.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

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