Officials Advise No Unnecessary Travel in Southern Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) -” The Minnesota Department of Transportation says high winds and extreme cold will make travel risky in parts of Minnesota.
Officials are urging no unnecessary travel in south-central and southwestern Minnesota Tuesday night.
Wind gusts are forecast around 30-40 mph after dark. MnDOT says the high winds, combined with recent snow, will cut visibility dramatically.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Minnesota until at least 10 a.m. Wednesday.
But students should not count on Gov. Mark Dayton to rescue them from the cold. The Minnesota Department of Education says it won't be canceling classes statewide on Wednesday because of the cold.
Dayton did cancel classes for a day in January 2014. But a department spokesman says it won't be repeated this week.