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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution in west central Minnesota as a band of snow moves through area today and tomorrow. Wet snow is currently causing slippery road conditions and limited visibility in some parts of the region.

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MnDOT snow plow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. 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.

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

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

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