Minn. highway reopens after being closed by snow
- Associated Press
- January 22, 2014 - 5:35 PM
CHANHASSEN, Minn. — A main highway in northwest Minnesota has reopened after being closed by blizzard conditions.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the State Patrol reopened Highway 2 from Crookston to East Grand Forks early Wednesday afternoon. About 30 miles of the highway had been closed because of heavy, blowing snow.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the region and west central Minnesota.
MnDOT is advising no travel in southwest Minnesota, due to blowing snow and near zero visibility.
Fergus Falls, Barnesville, Pelican Rapids and Perham are among the school districts canceling classes.
The deep freeze continues with high temperatures not moving above zero in some areas of the state. Overnight lows could drop to 30 below, without the wind chill.
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