Difficult Driving

The Minnesota State Patrols is advising no travel throughout much of Minnesota because of icy and snow-covered roads following a winter storm.

Road conditions have prompted all State Patrol command staff to suspend their daily duties and provide assistance on state highways.

State Patrol Lieutenant Colonel Matt Langer says veteran troopers in several parts of Minnesota say the conditions are as bad as they've seen in 25 years.            
The State Patrol reports 284 vehicles have gone off roads in southeast Minnesota since Thursday afternoon.

The patrol expects road conditions to remain treacherous for the next several days.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports many highways in southeastern Minnesota are limited to a single lane early Saturday morning because of drifting snow. Other highways are impassable.

MnDOT says driving conditions remain difficult to hazardous across southeast Minnesota. They are advising no unnecessary travel in the region because of compacted snow and ice on roads.

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