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Feb. 1, 2022

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No travel advisory lifted in northwest Minnesota

Highways remain partially covered with reduced visibility

BEMIDJI, Minn. — (10:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have lifted the no travel advisory on several highways in northwest Minnesota. Area highways were under no travel advisory due to drifting snow and low visibility earlier today.  Motorists are urged to use caution as highways remain partially covered with reduced visibility.

No travel advisory lifted on highways:

  • Highway 1- Thief River Falls to North Dakota border
  • Highway 2- Crookston to East Grand Forks
  • Highway 9- Highway 2 to Borup
  • Highway 11- Karlstad to North Dakota border
  • Highway 59- Thief River Falls to Canadian border
  • Highway 75- Crookston to Canadian border
  • Highway 175- Highway 59 to North Dakota border
  • Highway 200- Ada to North Dakota border
  • Highway 220- Highway 2 to Highway 11

Motorists should continue to use caution when traveling, especially in open areas with no wind breaks and reduced visibility.

After a storm 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 www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.