Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Dec. 31, 2018

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions

No travel advised in portions of west central Minnesota

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (7:45 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has enacted a no travel advisory on state and federal highways in the following counties due to dangerous driving conditions:

  • Big Stone
  • Pope
  • Stevens
  • Swift
  • and southern portions of Traverse County, south of Highway 27

High winds and blowing snow are causing whiteout conditions. Snowplow shifts will be ending at 8:30 p.m., but will operate at the request of emergency services. Motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve.

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

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