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MnDOT avoiding putting salt on roads during heavy winds

MnDOT says this is safer because the salt will cause the snow to stick to the roads

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the day’s strong wind and subzero temperatures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation knows to be careful with how they treat their roads. The blowing wind means they are avoiding putting salt down on any part of the road. MnDOT says that while salt typically makes conditions safer over areas with icy conditions, not putting the salt…

Eastbound I-94 Closed Near Moorhead

Courtesy: MNDOT NEAR DOWNER, Minn. – MNDOT has closed a portion of eastbound Interstate 94 because of buckled concrete. I-94 is closed between the exit 6 for Minnesota Highway 336 and exit 15 for Clay County Highway 10 near Downer. Drivers need to take the detour of I-94 to 28th Ave South, 100th Street South, 90th Ave South, and 130th…

April Snowstorm Has City & State Crews Working to Keep Roads Clear

Both Fargo and West Fargo Public Works crews say they focus on their emergency snow routes first

Roads are getting a bit more than a dusting making for a snowy mid–April. The Fargo Public works crews were out Wednesday getting equipment ready to go. Salt trucks hit the roads early Thursday morning to prep for the expected conditions. “It’s not uncommon to get any snow in April,” Fargo Public Works supervisor Corey Houim said. “When it does…

MnDOT Warns About Water On Highway 59

MnDOT says the northbound lake is closed between mileposts 201 and 202

If you’re driving on Highway 59 between Elbow Lake and I-94 you’ll have to watch for water over the roadway. MnDOT says the northbound lane is closed between mileposts 201 and 202. Traffic is being controlled by automated signals. They warn everyone that driving through water is dangerous and not to drive around barricades or into flooded areas. Categories: Flood…

Gov. Tim Walz Proposes $450 Million Transportation Budget, Would Bring Over $3 Million to Moorhead

It would give $7.7 million to Clay County, which would also help build a new solid waste transfer station

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz’s $450 million transportation budget proposal could improve 1,800 miles of roads and replace 300 bridges in Minnesota. It would also create a variety of long–needed infrastructural changes in Moorhead. After relying on the same roads for over 50 years, civil engineers are giving half of them a D+ rating and 35 percent of bridges a…

Moorhead Looks to Its Residents to Improve Highway 10 & 75 Corridors

The City Hosted an Open House to encourage the Community's Input

MOORHEAD, Minn. — No one knows a community better than the people who live in that community. So with the potential to improve the Highway 10 and 75 corridors in the Moorhead area, the city is looking to it’s residents for inspiration. “The community is the people who use this corridor, who live along the corridor, who have businesses along…

Nine Squad Cars Have Been Hit This Month Alone In Minnesota

Troopers say five of those crashes resulted in injuries

ST. PAUL, MN — Law enforcement is reminding drivers to move over or slow down when they see flashing lights. Minnesota State Patrol says nine squad cars have been hit by passing vehicles so far this month. Troopers say five of those crashes resulted in injuries. Snow and icy road conditions were contributing factors in some of the crashes. More than…

North Dakota DOT and MNDOT Warn of Heavy Ice on Roads

There were many accidents because of the weather last night

  FARGO, N.D. — Travel conditions on highways have been difficult due to the heavy amount of ice on the road. Officials from the North Dakota Department of Transportation say the worst areas are those west of Fargo on I-94. Multiple vehicles have gone into ditches or hit the median since last night. Many semi’s also jack-knifed in the area. Both…

If You’re Headed to the Twin Cities, Save Extra Time for a Potential Traffic Nightmare

I-35W between downtown Minneapolis and Crosstown Highway 62 will be shut down Friday night through Monday morning.

  MINNEAPOLIS — If you are headed to the Twin Cities this weekend, prepare yourself for a traffic nightmare. I-35W between downtown Minneapolis and Crosstown Highway 62 will be shut down Friday night through Monday morning. More than 100,000 people are expected to take in a Vikings game, a Twins game and the Twin Cities Marathon, all on Sunday. Gov….

Pilot Identified in Plane Crash Near Mahnomen

Two MnDOT employees rushed to the plane and pulled the pilot from the wreckage

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A pilot is in a Fargo hospital after crashing his plane south of Mahnomen near the airport. The Mahnomen County Sheriff says the crash happened around 8 o’clock last night and was witnessed by two MnDOT employees. They rushed to the plane and pulled the pilot from the wreckage. He’s identified as 56-year-old Mark Habedank of Twin Valley….