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Connor Flaat works to free his vehicle after white-out conditions caused him to drive into a snow barricade Monday at the intersection of 19th Avenue North and Dakota Drive in Fargo. The city had closed 19th Avenue between Dakota Drive and 18th Street due to the white out caused by blowing and drifting snow. Photo by Michael Vosburg, Forum News Service

Two dead in I-94 crash near Barnesville as blowing snow wreaks havoc on roads

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BARNESVILLE, Minn. - The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 94 near here that has killed at least two people.

Sgt. Jesse Grabow said the accident took place around 11:30 a.m. and that both westbound I-94 lanes are closed as accident cleanup continues. It's unclear how many people were involved in the incident, but Grabow said two people died and another was seriously injured.

The trooper said poor visibility was likely a factor.

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