UPDATED: Multi-vehicle pileup near Moorhead shuts down west-bound traffic on I-94

Courtesy: Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow
Courtesy: Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow

(Update: 6:10 p.m) We now know more information about the multi-vehicle pileup that occurred outside of Moorhead.

Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow says the crash occurred due to the slippery conditions and poor weather caused by a winter storm. He says there were no injuries reported from the incident, which continues to shut down I-94 until the scene is cleared.

"It was more of a chain-reaction. It was several different kinds of crashes involving over a dozen vehicles, nine of them were semi's," said Sgt. Grabow, "It was just one of those things were one lost control and started a chain reaction."

Sgt. Grabow encourages residents to "know before you go" onto the roadways and be prepared when driving in poor conditions.


(Moorhead, MN) -- A portion of I-94 is closed following a multi-vehicle crash outside of Moorhead.

The Minnesota State Patrol says more than a dozen vehicles, including many semi's, were included in a pileup located by exit 15 near Downer. Authorities say no injuries have been reported so far. Authorities have closed westbound I-94 while the pileup is being cleared. 

An investigation into the cause of the pileup is ongoing.