No travel advisory lifted on highways south central Minnesota
MnDOT warns of icy roadways
MANKATO, Minn. – (8 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has lifted the no travel advisory on highways in south central Minnesota. Snow plows went out early to clear roads of drifts and stalled vehicles and as of this update all state highways are cleared for travel.
MnDOT advises motorists that while visibility is good, road conditions remain ice and snow covered in some areas. MnDOT also wants motorists to be aware that they may encounter vehicles being cleared from the roadways and to reduce speeds and drive with caution where towing companies are working.
MnDOT advises motorists to check road conditions before traveling. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store. Updates are also provided on Twitter at @mndotscentral.
MnDOT issued the no travel advisory in south central Minnesota at 4 p.m. on Thursday due to blowing snow and white-out conditions making it unsafe for travel.
For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.