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Blizzard warning

January 16, 2014 - Jodelle Greiner
I don’t think our neighbors to the north are being very neighborly, sending us this snow and winds clocked above 70 mph.

We are still under a blizzard warning until midnight, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

I got an e-mail from the Minnesota Department of Transportation that MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol closed Interstate 90 from South Dakota to Luverne. It was closed at 1:30 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice.

“When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area,” MnDOT wrote. “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.”

On the other side of the state line, I-90 is shut down from Sioux Falls to Salem, S.D., due to a 22-vehicle pile-up, according to another MnDOT e-mail.

I know us Minnesotans are a hardy bunch, but this system is unpredictable at best, so if you don’t have to be out driving, don’t be. I’ve been driving when a whiteout hit and I’m blessed I only wound up in the ditch.

 
 

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