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Jan. 3, 2023

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No Travel Advisories lifted in southcentral Minnesota

Motorists urged to drive with caution as travel remains difficult

MANKATO, Minn. –
(3 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted all no travel advisories on state highways in southcentral Minnesota.

The no travel advisories have been lifted in the following counties: Rock, Nobles, Cottonwood, Jackson, Brown, Watonwan, and Martin.

Motorists should still use extreme caution as most roads are partially or completely snow and ice covered. MnDOT anticipates that travel may remain difficult over the next few days due to additional snowfall, blowing and driving snow, along with snow and ice compaction. 

MnDOT reminds motorists to be patient while snowplow operators work to improve driving conditions. Most snowplow crashes take place during “clean up” when motorists resume their normal speeds.

Motorists should remember to:

  • Check road conditions at www.511mn.org before traveling.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions.
  • 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.