Weather Alert

Area Road Closures Move to No Travel Advised Status

Road closures move to no travel advised status

Travel update for southwest Minnesota: no travel advised throughout the area overnight

WILLMAR, Minn. – (8:45 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has moved state highways in the following counties from road closed status to no travel advised.

  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • Murray
  • Pipestone
  • Redwood
  • Renville
  • Yellow Medicine

State highways in the following counties remain in a no travel advised status.

  • Chippewa
  • Kandiyohi (US 71, Hwy 23, and Hwy 9 north of Willmar have been updated to partially snow covered/blowing snow/reduced visibility)
  • Lac qui Parle
  • McLeod
  • Meeker

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.

Snowplows will be off the road from approximately 11:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. MnDOT wants travelers to be safe and asks that everyone stay off the road in these counties until conditions improve.

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