Update: MnDOT closes Hwys 9 and 220 in portions of northwest Minnesota
Ice, snow and limited visibility create hazardous driving conditions
BEMIDJI, Minn. – (5:00 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed additional highways in northwest Minnesota due to high winds and blowing snow causing whiteout conditions. Polk County Sheriff’s office has also advised motorists to use caution while traveling on Polk County area roads.
- Hwy 2 - Crookston to North Dakota border
- Hwy 9 - Crookston to Borup
- Hwy 75 - from Crookston to Perley
- Hwy 200- Ada to Halstad
- Hwy 220 – Climax to East Grand Forks
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 additional tips on safe winter driving, go to Winter safety tips webpage.