MANKATO, Minn. – (1 p.m.) Due to dangerous driving conditions, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has enacted a no travel advisory on state and federal highways in the following counties:
Blue Earth (western portion)
Brown (western portion)
Faribault (western portion)
The advisory is until further notice and includes Interstate 90 and Highway 60 in southwest Minnesota.
Blowing snow is causing whiteout conditions. Visibility is poor, in some areas down to zero. Snowplows will continue to operate, but motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for much of southern Minnesota. Be prepared for extremely difficult travel conditions. Total snowfall predictions vary, but wind gusts of 50 miles per hour, in some areas, could lead to dangerous travel conditions.