3 Minn. Highways Reopen after Winter Storm

Updated: 03/18/2013 10:40 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

Three highways in western Minnesota reopened Monday evening after poor weather conditions forced MnDOT to close them Sunday night.

Around 5 p.m. Monday, MnDOT reopened Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Alexandria, Highway 10 from Moorhead to Audubon and Highway 210 from Breckenridge to Fergus Falls.

MnDOT says although the roads are legally open for travel, they are still listing the roads as "travel not advised" in the Alexandria, Breckenridge, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Mahnomen, and Moorhead areas of west central Minnesota. Current driving conditions remain very difficult due to low visibility, high winds and ground drifting. Additionally, roads are ice-covered in many locations.

U.S. 2 will remain closed between Crookston and East Grand Forks until Tuesday morning.

More than 5 inches of snow was reported in Alexandria, 3 inches fell in St. Cloud and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded just over 3 inches.

The snow also caused headaches for Twin Cities drivers Monday morning. There were reports of several spin-outs and accidents on slippery roads.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.