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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. — (11:30 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 dangerous road conditions and reduced visibility. They also remind motorists that the following roads are still closed:

 

The highways closed Friday at 4 p.m. and are closed until further notice. The highways will remain closed until conditions improve 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.

 

High winds continue to cause blowing and drifting snow in the region, which is forecasted to continue into the evening. MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol will continue to monitor road conditions and weather forecasts to determine when roads are safe enough to open to the traveling public.

 

Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 in eastern North Dakota also remain closed.

 

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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