State and Federal hwys closed in Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Travers, and Wilken counties
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (6:54 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol closed all state and federal roads in the following counties:
- Big Stone
The highways are closed due to multiple vehicles blocking the roadway. They will remain closed until driving conditions improve.
High winds and blowing snow have created dangerous whiteout conditions.
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 tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.