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MnDOT advises no travel in 25 Minnesota counties

ROCHESTER, MN (KTTC-TV) -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation in Owatonna and Rochester advises no travel in the 11 counties of District 6, which include: Olmsted, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore, Houston, Winona, Dodge, Steele, Rice, Goodhue, and Wabasha. This is until further notice, due to extremely poor driving conditions caused by heavy snowfall and reduced visibility.

Winds are beginning to to increase causing blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility.

Winds are expected to increase throughout the day and evening causing white out conditions in many areas.

MnDOT snowplows are out in force and no highway road closures are anticipated at this time; however, it may be necessary to close some highways if the weather deteriorates further.

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