Interstate 94, Highway 10 in western Minn. re-opened at 10:30 a.m. but driving conditions remain difficult
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Interstate 94 between Moorhead and Alexandria re-opened at 10:30 this morning, along with Highway 10 between Moorhead and Detroit Lakes.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol announced the roads would reopen in a joint statement.
However, current driving conditions in west central Minnesota remain extremely difficult. Blowing and drifting snow and icy areas continue to cause reduced visibility and dangerous driving conditions.
Motorists still need to use extreme caution when traveling throughout west central Minnesota, the agencies warned.
In addition, the statement said:
Another storm system is forecasted to move into west central Minnesota this afternoon and motorists can expect deteriorating road conditions later this afternoon through Saturday morning. Mn/DOT and the Minnesota State Patrol will continue to monitor road conditions and, depending on the severity of the next forecasted storm, will determine whether roads will need to be closed later today.
Mn/DOT reminds motorists to be patient while snowplow operators work to improve driving conditions and prepare for additional snowfall. The majority of snowplow crashes take place during "clean up" when motorists feel they can resume their normal speeds.