Travel advisory update: Hwy 14 closed from Florence to Tracy
WILLMAR, Minn. – (11:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed Highway 14 from Florence to Tracy due to poor visibility, blowing and drifting snow, and vehicles blocking the roadway.
When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties may apply.
No Travel Advised
No Travel Advisories remain in place on the following state highway segments.
- Hwy 68 from the state line to Canby in Yellow Medicine County
- Hwy 19 from the state line to Marshall in Lincoln and Lyon counties
- Highway 14 from the state line to Florence in Lincoln and Lyon counties
Strong winds and heavy snow have created poor visibility and drifts which are quickly backfilled as soon as they are plowed. No travel is advised 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 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.