The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no travel in Rock and Nobles counties in southcentral Minnesota due to heavy snow with strong winds causing reduced visibility.
In a 10:45 a.m. press release, MnDOT added Cottonwood, Jackson, Brown, Watonwan, and Martin counties in southcentral Minnesota to the no travel advisory due to heavy snow with strong winds causing reduced visibility.
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 in these areas until conditions improve.
Although no road closures are planned at this time, MnDOT offices are prepared for interstate and highway closures if necessary.
MnDOT snowplow operators will do their best to make highways safe, but motorist should be aware that plow operators cannot see any better than other drivers and may be pulled off the highways for their own safety.