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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have CLOSED I-29 northbound and southbound from Fargo to the Canadian Border due to snow and blowing snow creating slippery road conditions, near zero visibility and life threatening driving conditions. Road Closed means motorists are not allowed to travel on a closed road due to life threatening conditions. The road may be impassible or blocked. Motorists who drive past a road closure device may be fined up to $250.

As a reminder, I-94 is CLOSED from Jamestown to Fargo due to slippery road condition and zero visibility. A No Travel Advisory is in effect for all areas of south central and northeastern North Dakota due to blowing snow, high winds, icy roads, and areas of near zero visibility creating hazardous driving conditions. Cities included in the No Travel Advisory include Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, Devils Lake and surrounding areas. A No Travel Advisory means conditions are such that motorists should not travel in these areas.

Motorists should not travel in the affected areas. NDDOT and NDHP have responded to several calls about vehicles stuck on roadways. Those who travel past a road closure device could face a fine of up to $250.

A Travel Alert remains in effect for southwestern and southeastern North Dakota due to slippery roads and reduced visibility. Cities in included in the Travel Alert are Dickinson, Bowman, Fargo, Wahpeton, and surrounding areas.

FARGO — A no travel advisory that originally included south central North Dakota has been extended to include the southeastern portion of the state as well due to blowing snow and reduced visibility.

All travelers are encouraged to monitor road conditions as weather conditions occur and use caution while traveling. For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the Travel Information Map at www.dot.nd.gov. Please be advised that road condition information on 511 and the travel map is updated daily from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. CDT. The road report is based upon the information available to the NDDOT at the time of preparation and is provided solely as a public service. Conditions may vary from those reported.

As of about 10 p.m., for example, the blizzard was raging west of Fargo with heavy wet snow near Valley City and Jamestown and into south-central North Dakota where no travel is advised. Meanwhile in Fargo, precipitation switched between wet snow and rain in the early evening, with the temperature hovering around 32 degrees.

Please be advised that road condition information on 511 and the travel map is updated daily from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. CDT. The road report is based upon the information available to the NDDOT at the time of preparation and is provided solely as a public service. Conditions may vary from those reported.

The forecast has changed a little for the overnight in Fargo, too, as Wheeler now thinks there might be a lull in the storm, leaving the city with only 1 inch to 3 inches of snow. However, farther west and north of the city there could be much heavier amounts, perhaps as high as a foot in some places.

FARGO — The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have closed the northbound and southbound lanes of I-29 from Fargo to the Canadian border and the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-94 from Bismarck to Fargo on Thursday, March 14.

Roads have been closed due to slippery road conditions and zero visibility. A road closed means motorists are not allowed to travel due to life threatening conditions. Roads may be impassible or blocked.

GRAND FORKS – US Highway 2 from Devils Lake and Grand Forks have been closed due to poor visibility and large snow drift.

Additionally, a no travel advisory has been issued for all areas of south central and northeastern North Dakota due to blowing snow, high winds, icy roads and areas of near zero visibility creating hazardous driving conditions.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation closed Interstate 29 from Fargo to the Canadian border and Interstate 94 from Bismarck to Fargo. A no travel advisory has been issued for all areas of south central and northeastern North Dakota.

Cities included in the no travel advisory are Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, Devils Lake and surrounding areas.

The 10 inches of snow was measured at the North Dakota State Hospital at 6 a.m. The National Weather Service is predicting another 1 to 3 inches of snow today before the storm dissipates. As of 6 a.m., wind gusts of 51 mph were reported.

A no travel advisory means conditions are such that motorists should not travel in the affected areas.

Cities included in the No Travel Advised are Bismarck, Mandan, Jamestown, Valley City, Ashley, Ellendale, Glen Ullin, Center, Flasher, and surrounding areas.

A travel alert is in effect for southwestern and southeastern North Dakota due to slippery roads and reduced visibility.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a Travel Alert for portions of central North Dakota.


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