Minnesota Road Conditions And Closures

Summer safety tips

  • Slow down and drive with caution
  • Drivers traveling too fast and not paying attention are the main causes of work zone crashes. Follow these safe driving tips:
  • Stay alert, especially at night.
  • Stay off cell phones and mobile devices.
  • Be patient. Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.
  • Expect work zones to constantly change. Day to day you could experience lane shifts, closures or moving workers and vehicles.
  • Don’t make unnecessary lane changes.
  • Do the zipper merge.
  • Never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

Winter safety tips;

  • Turn on your headlights and wear your seat belt.
  • Turn off your cruise control.
  • Slow down; allow at least 10 car lengths between your vehicle and a plow.
  • Stay behind the snowplow. The road behind a snowplow is safer to drive on.
  • Watch for snowplows that turn or exit frequently, and often with little warning.
  • Never drive into a snow cloud.

Before leaving on your trip call 511 or visit http://www.511mn.org/ to get current road conditions.

https://lb.511mn.org//mnlb/

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