BEMIDJI, Minn. – (7:00 p.m.) Highway 2 from East Grand Forks to Crookston will remain closed until Tuesday morning according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The Highway was closed at 12:00 p.m. due to high winds causing blowing and drifting snow, and white-out conditions.
Snowplows have been working to clear the road, but crews have been unable to keep up with the conditions. Motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve and MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol open the road.
Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.
For updated information on road conditions, visit www.511mn.org or call 511.