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Feb. 18, 2022

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MnDOT lifts no travel advisory in west central Minnesota

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — (6:15 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no travel advisory on state and federal highways in Clay County and Hwy 59 in Becker County.

Visibility is gradually improving; however, there are still strong winds and blowing and drifting snow. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and drive according to conditions.

Important: even if state and federal highways are passable, travel may still be difficult on county, township and municipal roads. Check with local agencies for their road conditions.
Motorists should:

  • Check road conditions at 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 mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.

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