Road closures expanded in northwest Minnesota

Polk County, MN The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed additional highways in northwest Minnesota due to reduced visibility, blowing and drifting snow.

• Highway 75 from Canada to South Norman county line by Perley
• Highway 200 from North Dakota to Ada
• Highway 220 from Climax to Alvarado
• Highway 1 from North Dakota to Thief River Falls
• Highway 11 from North Dakota to Karlstad or TH59
• Highway 175 from North Dakota to TH59
• Highway 171 from TH75 to North Dakota

Road closures are also still in place for Highway 2 from Crookston to the North Dakota border and Highway 75 from Crookston to Shelly.

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 tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html.

UPDATE: US Highway 2 Road Closed: Between North Dakota State Line (East Grand Forks) and Stephens Drive (Crookston). The road is closed. There are warnings of white-out conditions. Look out for drifting snow on the roadway. Expect blowing snow. The road is slippery. Visibility is reduced.

US 75 Road Closed: Between 300th Avenue (Shelly) and West Western Avenue (Crookston). The road is closed. There are warnings of white-out conditions. Look out for drifting snow on the roadway. Expect blowing snow. The road is slippery. Visibility is reduced.

No Travel advised west of State Highway 32 within Polk County.

ORIGINAL: MnDOT has closed Highway 2 west from Crookston to East Grand Forks and also has closed Hwy 75 south of Crookston. No travel is advised. We will release an update once the roads have reopened.