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News Release
January 27, 2012



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


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State Patrol, MnDOT provide easier access to information during winter storms 


ST. PAUL, Minn. — Beginning Friday, Jan. 27, the Minnesota State Patrol and Minnesota Department of Transportation will use the Twitter hashtag #mnstorm in all updates about winter storm events. This will make searching for road conditions and traffic information updates faster and easier for the news media.


Follow Twitter updates from State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske (@msppio) and MnDOT (@mndotnews) to get timely information before, during and after winter storms.


To view a list of all winter weather information resources from the Minnesota State Patrol and MnDOT, visit

During winter weather events, the Minnesota State Patrol can provide information about:


MnDOT can provide information about:


To look up the latest road conditions anywhere in Minnesota, go to




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