MnDOT lifts no travel advisory in west central Minnesota
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — (6:15 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no travel advisory on state and federal highways in Clay County and Hwy 59 in Becker County.
Visibility is gradually improving; however, there are still strong winds and blowing and drifting snow. 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.
- 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.