Weather Forecast


I-94 from Moorhead to Alexandria closes

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol will close the following roads in west central Minnesota at 4 p.m. due to strong winds, blowing snow and whiteout conditions:

·         Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Alexandria

·         Highway 10 from Moorhead to Detroit Lakes

·         Highway 210 from Breckenridge to Fergus Falls

Interstate 94, Highway 10 and Highway 210 will remain closed until further notice.

Motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve and MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol open the roads.

Other highways in west central Minnesota are in hazardous condition, and no travel is advised throughout the region. Plows will be pulled at dark for safety reasons due to the low visibility.

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.orgor call 511.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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