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Whiteout conditions lead to ‘no travel advisories’ in Minnesota

A major snowstorm tearing through Minnesota has prompted officials to issue warnings to drivers about treacherous travel conditions.

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)issued a “No Travel Advised” warning for the following roadways in the northwestern part of the state due to severe winter weather:

  • Highway 2- Crookston to East Grand Forks
  • Highway 200 – Ada to North Dakota border

The advisory means that road conditions have deteriorated and/or visibility has been reduced to the point that it is very dangerous to travel. Motorists are advised not to travel in these areas until conditions improve.

MnDOT warns that more “No Travel Advised” alerts could be issued and that roads may close due to blizzard conditions.

The Minnesota State Patrol shared eerie video on Wednesday morning showing the nearly white-out conditions on on Highway 10 between Moorhead and Glyndon.

The Minnesota State Patrol warned drivers: “Snow doesn’t cause crashes. Poor driving decisions cause crashes. Driving conditions will be poor at best and treacherous at worse across much of the state as snow moves in, winds pick up and temperatures plummet today. Turn on your headlights, slow down, increase your following distance, buckle up and pay attention.”

For the latest travel information from MnDOT, you can visit 511mn.org.