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Dec. 23, 2022

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No travel advised in portions of west central Minnesota

Reduced visibility creates hazardous driving conditions

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (12:45 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has enacted a no travel advisory on state and federal highways in the following counties due to whiteout conditions:

  • In Big Stone, Stevens, Swift and Traverse counties: All state and federal highways
  • In Wilkin County: All state and federal highways south of Highway 210, including Highway 210 from Breckenridge to Fergus Falls
  • In Grant County: Highway 59 south of Barrett, and Highway 27 west of Hoffman
  • In Pope County: Highway 28 west of Starbuck, and Highway 29 south of Starbuck

View 511mn.org for more specific route information.

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 whiteout conditions and drifting snow; and some weather conditions can be life-threatening for stranded travelers.

MnDOT snowplows continue to operate, but motorists are advised not to travel in these areas until conditions improve.