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Travel advisory issued for Gunflint Trail

Over a foot of snow fell overnight on Jan. 17. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Over a foot of snow fell overnight on Jan. 17. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Snow continues to a fall across the Northland this morning. A winter storm warning is in place until 9 p.m. tonight. Although the National Weather Service predicts the snow will gradually decrease through the day into the evening, another four to eight inches of snow is expected.

We will likely see gusty west to northwest winds through the day with gusts up to 25 mph.

The Cook County Highway Department has issued a travel alert, advising that the Gunflint Trail is not suitable for casual travel. The highway department has multiple trucks taking care of the road but they are not able to keep up with the continued snowfall. The side roads will not receive maintenance until the snow stops.

If you need to travel for emergency situations, please use caution and remain at a speed at which you can control your vehicle.
 
If you must travel anywhere, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Road conditions can also be found at 511mn.org for Minnesota or 511wi.gov for Wisconsin.