Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

December 28, 2019

MnDOT advises no travel in the Twin Cities

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – (9:40 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no travel unless absolutely necessary in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, due to icy roads caused by rain, wet snow and freezing temperatures.

Officials do not anticipate any interstate or highway closures at this time; however, motorists may encounter lane and road closures where crashes occur. If motorists are in a crash, they should stay in the vehicle with seat belts on until help arrives.

MnDOT snowplow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. Motorists should remember to:

  • Drive slowly on bridges, overpasses and tunnels.
  • Use a safe speed for winter driving conditions, regardless of the posted speed limit.
  • Keep a safe stopping distance from the vehicle in front of them.
  • Keep both hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road, and stay alert.

For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.

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