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Roads in hazardous condition; MnDOT advises no travel in west central Minnesota

WILLMAR - The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in west central and southwestern Minnesota today. Heavy snow and high winds are causing reduced visibility, according to MnDOT. Road conditions have been down-grad...

WILLMAR – The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in west central and southwestern Minnesota today.

Heavy snow and high winds are causing reduced visibility, according to MnDOT.

Road conditions have been down-graded to “hazardous” in the Willmar, Montevideo and Hutchinson areas, which means that just being on the roads is dangerous, according to MnDOT.

MnDOT is reporting a crash on state Highway 7 near Montevideo.

No travel is advised in the Marshall area.

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Snow plows are reportedly being pulled off some roads, including the Granite Falls area.

MnDOT snow plow operators are having difficulty keeping up with the conditions because of reduced visibility.

The National Weather Service says the blizzard warning is now in effect for much of west central Minnesota because of the combination of moderate to heavy snowfall and strong northwest wiends of 20-30 mph. There are wind gusts near 45 mph.

Temperatures are expected to start dropping tonight and could be as low as eight below zero by morning.

Related Topics: WEATHER
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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