Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Feb. 8, 2019

No travel advisory lifted for northwest Minnesota

BEMIDJI, Minn. – (6:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted a no travel advisory that was in effect for parts of northwest Minnesota.

The advisory had included the following highways:

  • Hwy 1- Thief River Falls to Oslo
  • Hwy 2- Crookston to East Grand Forks
  • Hwy 9- Crookston to Borup
  • Hwy 11- Karlstad to Robbin
  • Hwy 32- Thief River Falls to Syre
  • Hwy 75- Canadian border to Perley
  • Hwy 92- Brooks to Hwy 32
  • Hwy 175- North Dakota Border to Hwy 59
  • Hwy 200- Hwy 9 to Hwy 75
  • Hwy 220- Robbin to Climax

The public can view winter road conditions from plow cameras available through the www.511mn.org website. Please note that not all plows have cameras. Road conditions on major highways can also be viewed through the Road Weather Information System (RWIS), which is also part of 511.

After a storm motorists should:

  • Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for their trip.
  • Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
  • Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. Plows may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.

For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.