Conditions are getting worse on Cottonwood County roads by the hour, according to Jed Rhubee, the county’s public works superintendent.
Rhubee reports that the plows have been out since 5:30 a.m., making passes on blacktop roads.
“The current wind speed is making it impossible to keep up with the drifts,” Rhubee said. “As of 9 a.m., the visibility in the north and west parts of Cottonwood County are starting to deteriorate.
As for Windom’s streets, the city of Windom has announced a snow emergency beginning at noon today and running through noon on Thursday. Vehicles that are not removed from streets, alleys and lots during snow emergencies will be ticketed and may be towed at the owner’s expense.
- Cottonwood County announced that plows were pulled from county roads, as of 10:30 a.m. No travel is advised.
Cottonwood County Emergency Management announced that select plow routes will continue to be plowed in towns for emergency purposes.
- As of 10:30 a.m., MnDOT was advising no travel on Highway 14 from the Sanborn Corner to the South Dakota state line, on Highway 30 from Westbrook to the South Dakota state line and on Highway 59 from Fulda to Highway 14.
For a more on the current storm, watch www.windomnews.com for updates. Also check the March 1 edition of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition for the complete storm story.
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