Weather Forecast

White-out conditions are being reported throughout Douglas County. An Echo Press repoter took this photo on Highway 29 near the Alexandria Airport at about 2 p.m. today, Sunday. Several major roads have been closed and the Douglas County Sheriff's office issued a no travel advisory at 3:50 p.m. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Don't travel in Douglas County, advises sheriff's office

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UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Don't travel in Douglas County, advises sheriff's office
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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is advising no travel due to drifting snow and deteriorating road conditions.

Many county and township roads and state highways are drifting shut and are impassable, according to the sheriff's office, which released an updated advisory at 6:30 p.m.


All county plows and state plows have been pulled for the day and will resume plowing at 5 a.m. Monday.

Interstate 94 has also been closed between Alexandria and Fargo.

Again, no travel whatsoever is advised until roads are plowed.

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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