511mn.org has posted that I-35 Southbound between Highway 60 and Medford is closed due to multiple accidents and has traffic backed up North of Faribault. 

In a news release this morning MnDOT wrote that "motorists traveling in Minnesota Wednesday afternoon through early Friday should prepare for a snowstorm that will result in hazardous road conditions."

The National Weather Service indicated earlier today that snowfall amounts could reach up to 15 inches or more across central Minnesota along and southwest of the Interstate 94 corridor. The NWS issued a blizzard warning for west central and southwest Minnesota, a winter storm warning for areas north and west of the Twin Cities metro area and a winter weather advisory for the Twin Cities and southeast Minnesota.

MnDOT urges motorists to either delay travel plans or if they must drive, plan ahead and drive according to the road conditions. MnDOT snowplow operators will do their part to make highways safe and motorists should remember to:

  • Stay alert for snowplows, which turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They also may travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow. Don’t drive into a snow cloud.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions.
  • Turn on your headlights and wear your seat belt.
  • Turn off the cruise control.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
  • Don’t drive distracted.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org.