UPDATE 8:30 PM: Difficult driving conditions in Alexandria area tonight
A blast of winter weather is making for difficult travel conditions across west central Minnesota tonight.
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), driving conditions are difficult on Interstate-94 and state highways between Moorhead and Melrose.
As of 6 p.m. there are several reports of vehicles in ditches in the Alexandria area. MnDOT and law enforcement advise drivers to be prepared for icy patches. Visibility is also reduced due to blowing snow.