UPDATE: No travel advisories lifted, MN DOT urges caution

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Published: Feb. 15, 2023 at 8:19 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2023 at 10:34 AM CST
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - UPDATE 10:30 AM: MN DOT has lifted all no travel advisories across southwestern Minnesota.

Advisories had been issued across southwestern and southcentral Minnesota due to blowing snow causing reduced visibility and snow and ice covered roads.

While the no travel advisories have been lifted, MN DOT is still urging drivers to travel with caution.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel on state highways in portions of southwestern Minnesota due to high winds and blowing snow causing reduced visibility.

This includes roads in the Marshall, Redwood Falls, Hutchinson and Slayton areas. For updated road condition information visit www.511mn.org.

No travel advised 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, such as salt or sand, are not effective.

Motorists are advised not to travel in these areas until conditions improve.