There was nothing routine about a routine drive on Highway 7 in Hutchinson Tuesday. The strong wind blew fresh snow up from the ground and in to the air, giving drivers something to worry about.
At least one person was injured Wednesday morning when three Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows were rear ended. MnDOT officials say the accidents occurred within three hours of each other on roads in the southeastern part of the state. Visibility has been an issue on these roads due to windy conditions and light-weight snow.
Minnesota is in the pathway of a major storm system, with the storm’s center arriving by early Sunday morning.
A freezing fog advisory has been issued for most of Minnesota from late Saturday night through Sunday morning, reports the National Weather Service (NOAA).