Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Dec. 30, 2019

Westbound Interstate 94 near Rothsay reopens

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (2 p.m.) — Westbound Interstate 94 near Rothsay has been reopened to traffic. The roadway was temporarily closed due to a jackknifed semi.

Road conditions are icy throughout the region. MnDOT snowplow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. Motorists should remember to:

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