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Portions of Hwy 2 and Hwy 75 closed in northwest Minnesota

Portions of Hwy 2 and Hwy 75 closed in northwest Minnesota Click to Enlarge

BEMIDJI, Minn. — (1:00 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed Hwy 2 from Crookston to the North Dakota border and Hwy 75 from Crookston to Shelly.

Both are closed due to reduced visibility, blowing and drifting snow.

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.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

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