UPDATE: No travel advisory lifted for southwest Minnesota
WILLMAR, Minn. – (8:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has removed all no travel advisories for state highways in southwest Minnesota, including all or portions of Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Redwood, Pipestone and Meeker counties.
MnDOT advises motorists that while visibility is good, road conditions remain ice and snow covered in some areas.
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 remember to:
- Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511.
- Allow extra time to get to your destination.
- Turn your headlights on (not simply the automatic setting) and wear your seatbelt.
- Be patient behind the wheel and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions.
- Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind a plow, far from the snow cloud.
- Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. Anticipate that plows may also travel over centerlines or partially into traffic to further improve road conditions.
- Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions.
For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.
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