More Snow Predicted/Hazardous Driving Conditions Expected 24 Feb 18

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is preparing motorists for forecasted heavy snowfall rates today (Saturday) followed by increasing winds overnight through Sunday.

The weather conditions may limit visibility and will make travel difficult in south-central Minnesota this weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, 4 to 8 inches of snow is likely.

Officials do not anticipate any interstate or highway closures at this time, but remind motorists to drive with caution and be prepared for changing weather today and tomorrow.

In south-central Minnesota there are 83 snowplows that work on state highways in the 13-county MnDOT District 7, plowing 3,325 lane miles. An average route for drivers is 34 miles. MnDOT snowplow operators are currently cleaning up roads from Thursday’s snowfall and will be out this weekend to continue operations.

Motorists can check road conditions online at 511mn.org or by calling 511.