Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Feb. 14, 2019

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions

MANKATO, Minn. — (3:45 p.m.) Strong winds are expected to continue into this evening and overnight in south central and south west Minnesota causing difficult driving conditions, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Strong winds will continue to create reduced visibility, snow drifts and icy conditions through the evening and overnight.  

MnDOT officials are also warning of potential “no travel advised” on some roadways at nightfall due to drifting snow causing partially or fully blocked roadways.

Motorists that must travel should use slower speeds, keep their headlights on and watch for snowplows, giving them at least 10 car lengths distance.

For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.

If you are driving, MnDOT advises motorists to check car batteries, fuel levels and road conditions at www.511mn.org before traveling.