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Jan. 1, 2011

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Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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No travel advised in west central Minnesota - highways still closed

 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — (8:15 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol advise no travel in west central Minnesota due to blowing and drifting snow causing reduced visibility and dangerous road conditions. They also remind motorists that the following roads are still closed:

 

The highways closed Friday at 4 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice. The highways will remain closed until conditions improve, snow plows have had a chance to clear roads for travel again, and MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol open the roads.

 

Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

 

For updated information on Minnesota road conditions, call 511 or log on to www.511mn.org.

 

For updated information on North Dakota road conditions, log on to www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info/.

 

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