MnDOT advises no travel Monday afternoon in parts of western Minn.

MnDOT’s 511 travel information web page as of Monday afternoon shows no travel advised on highways to the west of Milan, Montevideo and Granite Falls, and areas west of Marshall.

Lac qui Parle County officials earlier advised no travel in that county.

Blowing snow, slush and black ice are reported on highways throughout west central Minnesota including Benson, Willmar and areas east of Montevideo and Granite Falls.

Motorists may check road conditions at or by calling 511.

A winter weather advisory area remains in effect until 6 p.m. for Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Yellow Medicine, Renville and Redwood counties. The National Weather Service said visibility may occasionally be reduced to one-quarter mile.

A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. for Douglas, Stevens, Pope, Stearns and Swift counties, where the main concern has transitioned to

blowing snow and reduced visibility.

The blowing snow will be followed by dangerous wind chills this evening in western Minnesota.

Temperatures will fall today, and by tonight wind chill readings are expected to drop to between 25 below and 35 below zero into Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said in issuing a wind chill advisory The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

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