Winds are gusting up to 50 mph, which is creating blowing and drifting snow that’s making travel hazardous.
Blizzard conditions are currently being observed in places west of a line from Alexandria to Willmar and Olivia, according to the weather service.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says most of the roads in west central Minnesota are in fair or difficult driving condition as snow is drifting across warm, wet roads. As the temperatures decrease to the single digits, and below zero, the blowing snow will likely result in slick roads.
Visibilities are much better further south and east and blizzard conditions are not expected at this time in those regions.