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Feb. 22, 2023

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MnDOT advising no travel on all state highways in Nobles and Rock counties in southcentral Minnesota

Heavy snow, strong winds, and limited visibility create hazardous driving conditions

MANKATO, Minn. – (10:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has issued a No Travel Advisory for all state highways and Interstate 90 in Nobles and Rock counties in southcentral Minnesota. Strong winds and blowing snow are creating blizzard and whiteout conditions.

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

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, such as salt or sand, are not effective.

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Motorists can sign up for email or text travel alerts for state highways at mndot.gov/d7 by clicking “Email and text updates” under the “Connect with us” heading. Choose to receive messages via email or text message. Then, choose the “South Central MN” under the “Travel Alerts” category.