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.READ MORE: State Patrol: 260+ Crashes As Snow Coats Minnesota Roads
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.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: 'Heavy, Heavy, Heavy Snow' To Hit Northeastern Minnesota
An accident near the Dalton interchange had prompted the closure, the patrol said in a release.MORE NEWS: 6 Straight Wins For Wild As Kaprizov Nets Shootout Winner Against Maple Leafs
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.