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Interstate 35 Shut Down at Sturgeon Lake for Large Traffic Pileup – UPDATE: Road Re-Opened

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Northbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Sturgeon Lake were closed for a time due to a large pileup. Officials announced the lanes had been reopened shortly after 1 pm Tuesday. Roadways around the region are extremely slick and visibility is reduced due to snowfall.

This incident is the largest of a number around the region related to snowfall. Snow is expected to continue through the afternoon hours, making Tuesday’s afternoon commute very messy. This snowfall has actually prompted a Winter Weather Advisory that is in effect for much of the area until 6 pm this evening (see map below). Snowfall totals are expected to be in the 3-5 inch range, but this snow will make roads dangerous, as has been shown with this accident on I-35.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Wisconsin Department of Transportation both have all area roads marked as “snow covered” and encourage extra caution.

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Law enforcement remind the public to slow down, increase follow distance, and turn your headlights on during this and all snow events.

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