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I-94 between Alexandria and Moorhead closes

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I-94 between Alexandria and Moorhead closes
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol closed three highways at 11 p.m. tonight, Sunday, due to heavy snow, high winds and low visibility.

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Highways closed include:

--Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Alexandria

--Highway 10 from Moorhead to Audubon

--Highway 210 from Breckenridge to Fergus Falls

All three highways will remain closed until further notice. In addition, no travel is advised on all highways in west central Minnesota.

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.

For updated information on road conditions, visit www.511mn.org or call 511.

Douglas County is under a blizzard warning until 1 a.m. Tuesday. Between two to four inches of snow acccumulation is expected, along with strong wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, which will likely lead to whiteout conditions and severely limited visability, according to the National Weather Service. No travel is advised.

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