— Snow fell throughout the day Tuesday, blanketing west central Minnesota in white and snarling travel.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Tuesday put several west central Minnesota counties — Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Meeker, McLeod, Murray, Redwood, Renville, Pipestone and Yellow Medicine — under no-travel advisories by Tuesday afternoon as snowfall continued to create dangerous whiteout conditions on roads and highways throughout the area.
According to the release, an advisory against traveling means that the roadway has deteriorated and/or visibility has been reduced to the point that it is very dangerous to travel; there are reports of intermittent whiteout conditions; and some weather conditions can be severe enough that road treatments are not effective and conditions can become life-threatening for stranded travelers.
On Tuesday, a storm over parts of the Middle Mississippi Valley will
slowly move eastward to the Lower Great Lakes by Thursday. The system will
produce snow, rain, and freezing rain from Northern Plains to the Upper
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A Netherlands-based business is looking to build a hemp processing facility in Kandiyohi County or the region. There could also be an opportunity for farmers to plant a hemp crop this season for the company.
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