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Travel not advised in west central Minn.

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news Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR – Travel is not advised this morning in much of west central Minnesota due to heavy snow and reduced visibility, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says on its 511 traveler information website.

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Other roads in west central Minnesota and southwest Minnesota are described as in difficult driving condition due to ice and blowing snow, and roads in parts of central Minnesota are described as in hazardous driving condition due to blowing snow, freezing rain and reduced visibility.

A blizzard warning remains in effect until 1 a.m. Tuesday. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts of 50, are forecast by the National Weather Service. Visibility of a quarter mile or less, including near zero visibility in open areas, is expected. The Weather Service says blowing snow will create whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous.

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