Hwy 2 and 200 closed near North Dakota border
No travel advised on several northwest Minnesota hwys
BEMIDJI, Minn. (4:00 a.m.) .) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed hwys in northwest Minnesota due to high winds and blowing snow causing whiteout conditions. Other area roads are listed as no travel advised.
- Hwy 2 from North Dakota to Crookston
- Hwy 200 from North Dakota to Ada
No travel advised:
- Hwy 1- Hwy 89 to North Dakota border
- Hwy 9- Hwy 2 to Borup
- Hwy 11- Karlstad to North Dakota border
- Hwy 59- Thief River Falls to Canadian border
- Hwy 75- Crookston to Canadian border
- Hwy 175- Hwy 59 to North Dakota border
- Hwy 220- Hwy 2 to Hwy 11
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.
No Travel Advised means that the roadway has deteriorated and/or visibility has been reduced to the point that it is very dangerous to travel. Motorists are advised not to travel in these areas until conditions improve.
For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.