The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have opened all lanes I-94 between Clearwater and St. Augusta. Both directions of the road were closed earlier today due to multiple crashes. I-94 was closed for just over an hour in this area, and was closed for a longer time near Monticello and Albertville.
However, MN-Dot says driving conditions remain hazardous in much of central Minnesota. A combination of high sustained wind speeds, wind gusts and ice covered or compacted roads in Stearns, Wright, Benton, Sherburne and Mille Lacs counties and bordering areas are contributing to crashes.
Motorists should avoid all unnecessary travel.
Snow plows are out on every state road in the counties listed above, and operate between 20 and 30 miles per hour during a snow storm. Motorists who choose to travel must reduce their speed, watch for snow plows operating at 20-30 miles per hour and be prepared to slow down or stop if necessary.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.