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Last travel advisory lifted in western Minn.

DETROIT LAKES - The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no travel advisory for all state and federal highways in Traverse, Wilkin and Big Stone counties. All state highways in west central Minnesota are completely snow-covered.

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DETROIT LAKES – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no travel advisory for all state and federal highways in Traverse, Wilkin and Big Stone counties. All state highways in west central Minnesota are completely snow-covered.

According the 511 traveler information map, there are no other road closures in the state Sunday morning, but most highways are snow-covered.

MnDOT recommends motorists do the following after any storm:

  • Check road conditions at www.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 real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store .

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