Blowing and drifting snow on area roads and highways is creating dangerous travel conditions. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says all roads and highways in Southeast Minnesota, including I-90, Highway 52, and Highway 63, are covered with snow and the wind is creating white-out conditions in open areas. Our area is experiencing life-threatening cold temperatures today and tonight. Getting stranded could be deadly.

Snowplows were pulled off the roads overnight but resumed work this morning at 4:00 AM. You can check MnDOT's current road conditions by clicking here or calling 511.

Schools, organizations, and businesses are closing today due to the extreme cold. The National Weather Service says travel will be dangerous and could be deadly. They recommend staying home today. If you must travel, call ahead to make sure the place you're going is open.