No Travel Advisory in Effect for Southwest and South Central Minnesota

April 14, 2018 11:13 PM

As blizzard-like conditions swept across the state Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Transpiration advised against travel in southwest and south central Minnesota counties.

Those counties include Le Sueur, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood, Blue Earth, Sibley, Faribault, Waseca, Nicollet, Martin, Watonwan and Brown counties. 

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MnDOT said drivers in that area should wait to travel until conditions improve Sunday. 

 Blue Earth county issued a statement that plows will even be off the roads for the remainder of Saturday. 

State Patrol reported a total of 403 crashes as of 8:45 p.m. Saturday. There was also a total of 738 vehicle spinouts, or vehicles that went off the road.

In the metro, drivers spoke with a KSTP reporter, saying they only ventured out onto the roads if needed. 

KSTP Meteorologist Nicole Mitchell said the snow is expected to continue into Sunday and taper off early Monday morning. 

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