The Drive: Decision to close a freeway not made lightly

  • Article by: Tim Harlow , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 25, 2013 - 12:05 PM

On the morning of March 15, a mix of snow and freezing precipitation turned Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Moorhead, Minn., to ice. Scores of vehicles landed in the ditch and at least three semitrailer trucks jackknifed. Authorities closed the 100-mile stretch of freeway for several hours.

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