No travel advisories lifted in west central Minnesota
I-94 and Hwy 210 remain closed
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (8:30 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no travel advisory on state and federal highways in west central Minnesota, which includes Big Stone, Clay, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Wilkin counties.
Interstate 94 from Fergus Falls to Moorhead and Highway 210 from Breckenridge to Fergus Falls remain closed due to drifted snow and/or stranded vehicles. MnDOT reminds everyone that it is illegal to travel on a closed road and if travelers require rescuing, other expenses and penalties will apply.
Visibility has improved across the region as wind speeds diminish; however, there is still blowing and drifting snow, and roads are snow and ice covered. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and drive according to conditions.
Important: even if state and federal highways are passable, travel may still be difficult on county, township and municipal roads. Road conditions shown on 511mn.org only reflect state highway conditions. Please check with local agencies for their road conditions and travel guidance.
- 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 Work Zone Safety web page.