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Published January 02, 2013, 02:25 PM

Travel Advisory Issued for Northwest Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation issued an advisory to travelers in northwest Minnesota due to icy roads.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation issued an advisory to travelers in northwest Minnesota due to icy roads.

In a news release, travelers are urges to be "extremely cautious" today due to light freezing rain and snow.

Motorists should remember to:

- Drive slowly on bridges, overpasses and tunnels.

- Use a safe speed for winter driving conditions, regardless of the posted speed limit.

- Keep a safe stopping distance from the vehicle in front of you.

- Keep both hands on the steering wheel, eyes on the road and attention on your driving.

- Give the snowplow operators plenty of room to work.

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

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

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