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Jan. 10, 2022

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MnDOT lifts no travel advisory in west central Minnesota

No travel advised in portion of west central Minnesota

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (5:23 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no travel advisory on state and federal highways in Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties. Visibility has improved in these areas, however, there is still blowing snow and roads are partially snow and ice covered so motorists are advised to reduce speed and drive according to conditions.

Important: even if state and federal highways are passable, travel may still be difficult on county, township and municipal roads. Check with local agencies for their road conditions.
Motorists should:

  • Check road conditions at 511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for their trip.
  • Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
  • Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. Plows may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.

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