UPDATE 1:30 p.m. I-94 lanes re-open after jackknifed semis crash
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Osakis have reopened to traffic after jacknifed semis closed the lanes this morning.
Driving conditions remain difficult in the Alexandria, Moorhead and Fergus Falls areas due to strong winds, blowing snow and scattered slippery areas.
Officials do not anticipate any interstate or highway closures at this time; however, motorists may encounter brief lane and road closures where crashes occur.
MnDOT snow plow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. Motorists should remember to:
- Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions.
- Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
- Stay back at least five car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud. Snowplow operators will pull over when it is safe to do so to allow traffic build-up to pass.
- Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They 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 www.mndot.gov/workzone.