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Icy roads prompt warning to motorists in Bemidji area, northwest Minnesota

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI - 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.

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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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