Local plows still out at 10:14 a.m., officials said

The city of Morris has declared a snow alert. Vehicles should not be on the streets after 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, until 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The city's director of public works Jim Dittbenner said at 10:08 a.m. today, Feb. 7, that snow...

The city of Morris has declared a snow alert. Vehicles should not be on the streets after 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, until 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

The city's director of public works Jim Dittbenner said at 10:08 a.m. today, Feb. 7, that snow plows will continue to clear the streets but it's difficult to keep up with the wind and snow. "It's blowing in right behind us," Dittbenner said.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a no travel advisory for Stevens County at 9:45 a.m.MnDOT said plows would still be out on roads.

Jon Maras of the Stevens County Highway Department said county plows were still out as of 10:14 a.m. but county engineer Todd Larson and maintenance supervisor BryanTolifson were out evaluating roads and the weather.

The area is in a winter weather advisory until noon today when a blizzard warning is in effect until midnight. The National Weather Service said two to four inches of snow was expected up until around noon. . Winds could gust as high as 45 mph during the blizzard warning this afternoon and tonight..