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No travel advised near Belgrade, Paynesville and Sauk Centre

WILLMAR - The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel this evening near Sauk Centre, Belgrade and Paynesville because of blowing snow, drifting and reduced visibility.

WILLMAR –  The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel this evening near Sauk Centre, Belgrade and Paynesville because of blowing snow, drifting and reduced visibility.

MnDOT issued the warning around 5 p.m. today as strong wind gusts continued to blow new snow across the region.

According to MnDOT, motorists should avoid U.S. Highway 71 between Little Sauk and Belgrade, and state Highway 4 between Interstate 94 and Highway 55.

Both roads have areas with snow drifts of 1-3 feet high that are encroaching lanes.

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

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For updated information on road conditions, visit www.511mn.org or call 511.

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Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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