Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 12, 2019

Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Osakis now open

All no travel advisories lifted in west central Minnesota

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — (7 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota State Patrol reopened Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Osakis at 7 a.m. All remaining no travel advisories have also been lifted on state and federal highways in west central Minnesota.

Although visibility has improved throughout the region, roads are completely snow and ice covered. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and drive according to conditions.

MnDOT also reminds motorists to be patient while snowplow operators work to improve driving conditions. The majority of snowplow crashes take place during “clean up” when motorists resume their normal speeds.

After a storm motorists should:

  • Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for their trip.
  • Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
  • Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. Plows may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.

For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.

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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