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No travel advisement extended into west central Minnesota; heavy, blowing snow making driving hazardous

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West Central Tribune
No travel advisement extended into west central Minnesota; heavy, blowing snow making driving hazardous
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Update 7 p.m.:

WILLMAR, Minn. — Due to heavy snow and reduced visibility the Minnesota

Department of Transportation has extended a no travel advisement to include southwestern and

west central Minnesota.

Counties included in the no travel advisement are: Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson,

Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Redwood, Renville,

Rock, Pipestone and Yellow Medicine.

MnDOT snow plow operators are doing their part to make highways safe.

Motorists should delay travel until conditions improve.

If travel cannot be avoided motorists should remember to:

- Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.

- Stay back at least five car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.

- Snowplow operators will pull over when it is safe to do so to allow traffic build-up to pass.

- Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They 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.

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