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Feb. 23, 2023

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Road closure and travel advisory updates for Southwest Minnesota

Map with icons showing locations of dozens of snowplows in Southwest Minnesota and roads marked purple indicating No Travel Advised.
Screenshot of 511mn.org showing roads marked No Travel Advised in purple.

WILLMAR, Minn. – (3 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has upgraded Highway 14 and all state highways south of Highway 14 from road closed to travel not advised in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, and Redwood counties. Conditions remain challenging with high winds and drifting snow.

MnDOT has also lifted all no travel advisories for Renville and McLeod counties, plus the eastern portion of Redwood County. However, roads are completely or partially snow covered with intermittent blowing and drifting snow.

No travel advisories remain in place for western Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, western Redwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, and Yellow Medicine counties.

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 some weather conditions can be severe enough that road treatments are not effective, and conditions can become life-threatening for stranded travelers.

MnDOT snowplows have been working around the clock and continue to improve road conditions throughout the region. Travelers should check 511mn.org for current road status before making travel decisions.