MARSHALL (KMHL) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no travel across much of southwest and south central Minnesota Thursday evening.

MnDOT says no travel is advised overnight in 12 southwest Minnesota counties due to limited visibility and extreme weather conditions — which could be life-threatening if a motorist becomes stranded.

MnDOT is advising no travel in Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray. Pipestone, Redwood, Renville and Yellow Medicine counties.

According to, MnDOT has also closed several stretches of highway, including Interstate 90 from the South Dakota border to Blue Earth, state highway 23 south of Jasper, U.S. Highway 75 south of Pipestone and U.S. Highway 71 south of Sanborn.

The entire region remains under a blizzard warning through 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.