Weather Forecast


Winter storm causing crashes in Douglas County

A semi slid into the median of Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Osakis this morning. (Echo Press photo by Randy Jansen)2 / 3
A car traveling on County Road 87 East (formerly known as Highway 27) slid off the road and into Lake Victoria near the Victoria-Geneva channel Thursday afternoon. There were no injuries (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)3 / 3

Today's mix of rain and sleet is causing slippery road conditions and limited visibility in the Douglas County area.

There have been several reports of crashes, and vehicles sliding into the ditch. Two semis, for example, collided on Interstate 94 about five miles east of Alexandria this morning. No serious injuries have been reported.

Douglas County remains under a winter storm warning until 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday.

The forecast for this afternoon calls for occasional drizzle, possibly mixed with snow, and blustery winds out of the northeast, reaching gusts as high as 25 miles per hour.

A total daytime snow accumulation of three to seven inches is possible.

More snow is likely tonight, mainly before 4 a.m., bringing another inch or two of snow.

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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