No Travel Advisory Lifted By MnDOT
Update: The no travel advisory for portions of Kittson and Marshall counties have been lifted as of 4 P-M.
A no unnecessary travel advisory for five Minnesota counties due to winter weather has been cancelled. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a press release that the advisory remains in effect for western portions of Kittson and Marshall Counties.
Due to heavy blowing snow, icy conditions and reduced visibility, MnDOT announced at 2:45 A-M Tuesday that the advisory applied to Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk and Red Lake counties. Polk County had been under the advisory since 9 P-M Monday.
Motorists should drive slowly and with caution because of reduced visibility form high winds and blowing snow.
Motorists should remember to:
- Turn on your headlights; day or night if it’s snowing.
- Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions.
- Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for their trip.
- Stay back at least five car lengths and preferably 10 behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
- Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. Plows may also travel over center lines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
- Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.