Hwy 210 closed, no travel advisory expanded in west central Minnesota
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (12:25 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has expanded the road closures in west central Minnesota, adding Highway 210 between Fergus Falls and Breckenridge to the list of highway closures. The following state and federal highways are closed due to dangerous driving conditions:
- Highway 10 between Moorhead and Detroit Lakes
- Interstate 94 between Moorhead and Fergus Falls
- Highway 75 from Perley to Wolverton
- Highway 9 from Borup to Barnesville
- Highway 32 from north of Ulen to Highway 34
- Highway 34 from I-94 to Dunvilla
- Highway 59 from Detroit Lakes to Mahnomen
- Highway 108 from I-94 to Pelican Rapids
- Highway 210 from Fergus Falls to Breckenridge
- Highway 336 between I-94 to Hwy 10
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.
In addition, the no travel advisory is expanded to Highway 9 between Barnesville and Breckenridge, and Highway 75 between Wolverton and Breckenridge, as well as all state and federal highways in Otter Tail County. A no travel advisory remains in effect on state and federal highways in Becker and Mahnomen counties as well. No travel is advised on Highway 10 from Detroit Lakes to Wadena. View 511mn.org for more specific route information.
High winds and blowing snow have created whiteout conditions, resulting in crashes, spin outs and vehicles blocking the roadways. The highways will remain closed and/or under no travel advised until driving conditions improve. Snowplows continue to operate.
For tips on safe winter driving, go to mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.