Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 11, 2019

Eastbound Interstate 94 closed near Barnesville

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — (12:30 p.m.) Motorists heading eastbound on Interstate 94 will encounter a temporary detour between exits 24 and 32 near Barnesville due to a jackknifed semi. The roadway is closed in the eastbound direction and the detour route is I-94 to Hwy 34, County Road 31 and County Road 19.

The road will reopen once the semi has been removed.

With the combination of high sustained wind speeds, wind gusts and ice covered or compacted roads, driving conditions are becoming hazardous throughout west central Minnesota leading to several crashes and spin outs. Motorists should avoid all unnecessary travel.

Motorists who choose to travel must reduce their speed, watch for snow plows operating at 20-30 miles per hour and be prepared to slow down or stop if necessary.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

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