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No travel advised in Todd County

The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel today, Feb. 7, in most Central Minnesota counties due to low visibility, slippery roads and a large number of crashes. The advisory includes Stearns, Todd, Morrison, Wright, Benton, Sherburne, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Crow Wing, Wadena counties and surrounding areas.

“We’re seeing dozens of cars in the ditch or involved in crashes this morning and early afternoon, including one crash where a snowplow was rear-ended near Pease,” said Domingo Aguilar, maintenance operations superintendent. “We’re asking those who can delay travel to do so, and those who must travel to simply slow down, and work together to ensure emergency workers and everyone on the road get to their destination safely.”

Most roads in Central Minnesota are covered with snow and compacted snow, with areas of ice. High rates of snowfall and low visibility are expected to continue through this afternoon, with low visibility, blowing and drifting snow continuing into Friday morning.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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