Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Feb. 9, 2020

No travel advised on state highways in 9 southwest MN counties

WILLMAR, Minn. — (6:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is advising no travel on state highways in the following southwest Minnesota counties. Heavy snowfall is creating whiteout conditions. Snow fills in quickly behind snowplows and the roadway is not defined.

  • Chippewa
  • Lac qui Parle
  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • Murray
  • Pipestone
  • Redwood
  • Renville
  • Yellow Medicine

No Travel Advised means that the roadway has deteriorated and/or visibility has been reduced to the point that it is very dangerous to travel; there are reports of intermittent white out conditions; and, some weather conditions can be severe enough that road treatments, such as salt or sand, are not effective.

Motorists are advised not to travel in these counties until conditions improve.

The public can view winter road conditions from plow cameras available through the 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.

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