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Missing your car? There's one buried by snow in southwest Minnesota

That's quite an image.
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Add this to the entries for "Sum up Minnesota in a single picture."

This buried vehicle was found by the Minnesota State Patrol on Hwy. 23 south of Jasper in southwestern Minnesota on Monday morning.

It follows a weekend of heavy snow and high winds that created blizzard like conditions across much of western Minnesota.

"Grateful that nobody was inside. Night is falling, and the temp is near zero. Please take care out there," the Minnesota Department of Transportation wrote on Facebook, in a post that was shared 1,700 times.

The Rock County Star Herald, based in Luverne, confirmed with authorities that the driver in this instance was fortunately unhurt.

In all seriousness, blizzards can present serious dangers to drivers caught up in them, which is why it's always important to have an emergency winter driving kit in your vehicle.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety advises drivers to having the following in their cars during the winter.

  • Small candles and matches.
  • Small, sharp knife and plastic spoons.
  • Red bandana or cloth.
  • Pencil and paper.
  • Large plastic garbage bag.
  • Safety pins.
  • Whistle.
  • Snacks.
  • Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter.
  • Plastic flashlight and spare batteries.

You can find more advice for winter driving emergencies here.

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