Pipestone County has been upgraded to a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Moderate to heavy snow is expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are expected along with blowing snow. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511. From MnDOT: MnDOT reminds motorists that the average snow plow route in District 8 (southwest and west central MN) is sixty miles, round-trip. Some routes are considerably longer. In difficult conditions it can take up to four hours for a snow plow operator to plow a route. In good conditions it can take two and a half hours to plow a route. In general, plows are out from 3 am to 10 pm, longer if conditions require it. Plow - From Pipestone County Star
Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are expected along with blowing snow.
In general, plows are out from 3 am to 10 pm, longer if conditions require it.
Plow operators have much to monitor and control while on duty, and their ability to see behind them is limited.
Motorists need to reduce distractions.
A plows’ sole purpose is to make the roads as clear and passable as quickly as possible.