I-29 between Fargo and Grand Forks, 94 between Fargo and Jamestown closed – KFGO News

BISMARCK I-29 CLOSED from Fargo to Grand Forks; I-94 CLOSED from Jamestown to Fargo; Truck parking limited at North Dakota interstate closure points

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have CLOSED I-29 from Fargo to Grand Forks and have also CLOSED I-94 from Jamestown to Fargo due to snow and blowing snow which is creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

A No Travel Advisory has also been issued for east of Jamestown, Hillsboro, Valley City and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow which is creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

The three categories are as follows:1. TRAVEL ALERT– Motorists can still travel but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions on roadways. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination and be alert to conditions that may make travel difficult, change rapidly, or cause travel delays. A TRAVEL ALERT has the potential to change to a NO TRAVEL ADVISED if conditions deteriorate.

I-29 closed from Fargo to Grand Forks, I-94 closed from Jamestown to Fargo

Commercial Motor Vehicle parking is becoming LIMITED at the interstate closure points in eastern North Dakota. Commercial Motor Vehicles should consider stopping prior to closure points. Jamestown especially has limited truck park available and commercial trucks should consider stopping in Bismarck or Steele. 

Commercial Motor Vehicle parking is becoming LIMITED at the interstate closure points in eastern North Dakota. Commercial Motor Vehicles should consider stopping prior to closure points. Jamestown especially has limited truck park available and commercial trucks should consider stopping in Bismarck or Steele.

Also a No Travel Advisory is still in effect for the following cities: Fargo, Casselton, Lisbon, Edgeley, Ellendale, Ashley, Wahpeton and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow which is creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

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.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have CLOSED I-29 from Fargo to Grand Forks and have also CLOSED I-94 from Jamestown to Fargo due to snow and blowing snow which is creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

FARGO — Transportation officials have closed Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to the South Dakota border as well as Interstate 94 from Fargo to Jamestown, due to snow and blowing snow Thursday, April 11, which is creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

A no-travel advisory has been issued for southeastern North Dakota, including Fargo, Casselton, Lisbon, Edgeley, Ellendale, Ashley and surrounding areas. A no-travel advisory means conditions are such that motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions.

3. ROAD CLOSED OR BLOCKED– 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.

The Cass County Sheriffs Office is urging drivers to stay off rural highways. "Travel conditions are extremely difficult to near impossible as this storm progresses," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "This is a dangerous storm and deputies have responded to numerous crashes and stranded vehicles."

A No Travel Advisory has also been issued for east of Jamestown, Hillsboro, Valley City and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow which is creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

Minnesota transportation officials issued a no-travel advisory for state and federal highways in Clay, Wilkin, Becker, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Swift and Traverse counties due to dangerous driving conditions. Snowplows are operating, but travelers are advised to avoid these counties until conditions improve.

All travelers are encouraged to monitor road conditions as weather conditions occur and use caution while traveling.

Clay County sheriff's deputies and Minnesota state troopers have dealt with several crashes and vehicles in the ditch.

"A Clay County deputys patrol vehicle was hit from behind as they were waiting at a traffic light, the deputy and other driver were not injured in the crash. Please use caution," Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting said in a statement.

The late-season storm will bring large amounts of heavy, wet snow, which will be driven by high winds. In many areas, the snowstorm coincides with flooding, meaning many road ditches are full of deep water, creating an additional hazard for motorists who lose control and slide off the road.

The storm, which already has shut down much of South Dakota, will continue to spread over much of southeastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, causing travel conditions to deteriorate. Travelers should closely follow weather reports and road condition reports before traveling.

For road information, dial 511. For Minnesota road conditions, visit 511mn.org. For North Dakota road conditions, visit www.dot.nd.gov.


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