WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed highways in southwestern Minnesota due to blowing snow and zero visibility in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood and Renville counties.
Highways in Redwood and Renville counties affected by the closures are:
Highway 4 from Fairfax to Hector
Highway 19 from Fairfax to Marshall
Highway 212 from Highway 4 west to Renville
Highway 7 from Highway 4 to Highway 71
Highway 71 from Highway 7 to Highway 14 north of Sanborn
Highway 67 from Redwood Falls to Morgan
Highway 68 from Redwood Falls to Morgan
Highways in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray and Pipestone counties affected by the closures are:
MnDOT had pulled the snowplows from these highways earlier today due to poor visibility and deteriorating weather conditions.
Motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve and MnDOT crews can make progress to recover the roadways.
Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed, it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties may apply.