Feb 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm
ST. CLOUD (KNSI) - Not a good time for travel anywhere in Minnesota - yhe Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary driving in central Minnesota due to blowing and drifting snow.
This advisory covers Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Todd, Morrison, Kanabec, Isanti and Wright counties.
While officials do not anticipate any interstate or highway closures at this time, quickly drifting snow is encroaching on driving lanes.
MnDOT snowplow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. Motorists should remember to patient, stay back at least five car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
You should also stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
For updated information on road conditions, visit www.511mn.org or call 511.
Temp: 27°F (-3°C)
Wind: 9mph SW
Wind Chill: 18°F