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State highways closed; no travel advised in southwest, south central Minnesota

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State highways closed; no travel advised in southwest, south central Minnesota
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

All state roads in Rock County have been closed, effective immediately, due to zero visibility caused by blowing snow. In addition, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that all state plows have been pulled from roads in southwest and south central Minnesota due to blizzard conditions. Gates are being closed to prevent travel on state highways.


MnDOT officials are encouraging the public to:

  • Check road conditions at or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
  • Stay back at least five car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
  • 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.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.
Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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