Gov. Walz declares state of emergency to help stranded drivers

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has declared a peacetime state of emergency in order to help stranded drivers throughout the state.

The declaration orders the state’s National Guard to help and provide emergency relief services as needed for anyone stranded on roads across Minnesota.

Motorists are stranded in Freeborn, Marshall, Mower, and Steele Counties due to heavy snow and strong winds.

Walz’s office says the National Guard will help with search and rescue operations, and have already opened armories in Owatonna and Albert Lea to be used as shelters.

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