MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Extremely icy conditions had closed a significant section of westbound Interstate 94 Friday night in northwestern Minnesota, the State Patrol said.

However, by early Saturday morning the road was re-opened.

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Sgt. Jesse Grabow had tweeted just before 9:30 p.m. that a section of the road between Alexandria and Fergus Falls had been closed. The section is about 50 miles long.

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An accident near the Dalton interchange had prompted the closure, the patrol said in a release.

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If motorists were caught driving on the closed road, they could have been fined up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail.