WILLMAR, Minn. – (1:15 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is advising no travel on the following road segments in Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, Lincoln, and Yellow Medicine counties. All state highways in these four counties are completely snow covered. Heavy snow and reduced visibility is creating hazardous driving conditions.
· Highway 40 from South Dakota border to Highway 29
· Highway 29 from Highway 40 to Highway 7
· Highway 7/59 from Milan to Montevideo
· Highway 7 from Montevideo to Clara City
· Highway 23 from Clara City to Hanley Falls
· U.S. Highway 212 from South Dakota border to Renville
· U.S. Highway 75 from north Lac qui Parle county line to Ivanhoe
· Highway 68 from South Dakota border to Canby
· Highway 271 from South Dakota border to Highway 19
· Highway 19 from South Dakota border to Ivanhoe
· Highway 67 from U.S. Highway 75 to Highway 19 Blvd.
· Highway 275 from U.S. Highway 212 to Boyd
· U.S. Highway 59 from U.S. Highway 212 to Clarkfield
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 white out 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 on these road segments until conditions improve.
The public can view winter road conditions from plow cameras available through the www.511mn.org website. Please note that not all plows have cameras. Road conditions on major highways can also be viewed through the Road Weather Information System (RWIS), which is also part of 511.
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