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Forecasted winter storms likely to cause hazardous driving conditions

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.--(9:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to use extreme caution in west central Minnesota as storm systems move through the region today and Friday.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.--(9:45 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to use extreme caution in west central Minnesota as storm systems move through the region today and Friday.

Road conditions are currently fair to difficult and will likely deteriorate through tonight and again on Friday through Saturday morning. Douglas County is under a winter weather advisory through 9 p.m. tonight.

As the system develops, motorists can expect reduced visibility and scattered slippery areas due to high winds, falling temperatures and compacted snow.

No closures of interstate highways or other roads are anticipated at this time; however, motorists may encounter brief lane closures where crashes occur.

Mn/DOT snow plow operators are out in force and will continue to make highways safe throughout the holiday weekend. Motorists should remember to:

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Check road conditions - Go to www.511mn.org or call 511.

Be patient - Remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.

Stay back - At least five car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud; snowplow operators will pull over when it is safe to do so to allow traffic build-up to pass.

Stay alert - Snowplows turn or exit frequently and often with little warning; they may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.

Slow down - Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.

For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov .

For updated information on road conditions, call 511 or click on www.511mn.org .

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