Update: West central Minn. highways to re-open, travel still not advised
DETROIT LAKES – (4:40 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol will open three roadways in west central Minnesota at 5 p.m.
The highways opening at 5 p.m. include:
- Interstate 94 between Moorhead and Alexandria
- Highway 10 between Moorhead and Audubon
- Highway 210 between Breckenridge and Fergus Falls
Although the roads are legally open for travel, MnDOT is still listing the roads as “Travel Not Advised” in the Alexandria, Breckenridge, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Mahnomen and Moorhead areas of west central Minnesota. Current driving conditions remain very difficult due to low visibility, high winds and ground drifting. In addition, roads are ice-covered in many locations.
MnDOT reminds motorists to be patient while snowplow operators work to improve driving conditions.
Motorists are also reminded of Minnesota’s “Move Over Law.” If you are traveling on a roadway with two or more lanes, you must stay one full lane away when passing stopped emergency or maintenance vehicles. If motorists cannot move over, they should reduce their speeds.