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Dec. 23, 2022

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Update: No Travel Advisory for southwest Minnesota

Most roads remain in a No Travel Advisory status

WILLMAR, Minn. – (9:15 a.m.) State highways in portions of Kandiyohi and Meeker counties are being removed from No Travel Advised status to “roads partially snow covered,” including state highways north and east of Willmar. However, travelers should be aware that blowing and drifting snow on all roads in southwest Minnesota can create challenging driving conditions.

Excluding roads north and east of Willmar, a No Travel Advisory status remains on state highways in the following twelve southwest Minnesota counties due to reduced visibility and extreme temperatures: Chippewa, (portions of) Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, (portions of) Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, and 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 whiteout conditions; and some weather conditions can be severe enough that road treatments are not effective, and conditions could be life-threatening for stranded travelers.

Many roads in southwest Minnesota are blocked by stalled and stranded vehicles. Drivers are advised not to travel in these counties until conditions improve.