Hwy 10 now closed between Moorhead and Detroit Lakes
Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (10:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed Highway 10 between Moorhead and Detroit Lakes due to dangerous driving conditions.
High winds and blowing snow have created whiteout conditions, resulting in crashes, spin outs and vehicles blocking the roadway. Highway 10 will remain closed until driving conditions improve.
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.
A no travel advisory also remains in effect on following state and federal highways in west central Minnesota:
- Interstate 94 between Moorhead and Rothsay
- Highway 75 from Perley to Wolverton
- Highway 9 from Borup to Barnesville
- Highway 32 from north of Ulen to Highway 34
- Highway 34 from I-94 to Dunvilla
- Highway 108 from I-94 to Pelican Rapids
- Highway 336 between I-94 to Hwy 10
Snowplows continue to operate, but motorists are advised not to travel in these areas until conditions improve.
For tips on safe winter driving, go to mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.