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UPDATE: 9:15 a.m.: Slick start to Friday: Icy roads, I-94 open, local schools closed

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Roads are icy in the Alexandria area this morning.

At 9:15 a.m., the State Patrol reported that Interstate 94 from Fergus Falls to Alexandria is open.


Current driving conditions in parts of west central Minnesota remain difficult due to freezing rain and snow. Motorists should still use extreme caution when traveling.

MnDOT is reporting difficult driving conditions in the area. There were several spin-outs and crashes on Interstate 94 this morning.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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