UPDATE (9:03 p.m.): The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol has closed I-29 from Fargo to the Canadian border and US 2 from Rugby to the Grand Forks International Airport.
UPDATE: The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol are closing both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-94 from Bismarck to Fargo.
They have also issued a No Travel Advisory for southeast North Dakota, including Fargo, Casselton, and surrounding areas due to heavy snow and high winds causing near zero visibility, icy roads, and hazardous driving conditions.
For more information visit: http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/
ORIGINAL STORY: The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol are closing number of roadways due to heavy snow and wind creating life threatening conditions.
- I-94 CLOSED WESTBOUND from Bismarck to Fargo; I-94 CLOSED EASTBOUND from Bismarck to Valley City
- I-29 CLOSED northbound and southbound from Grand Forks to the Canadian border
- US Highway 2 CLOSED eastbound and westbound from Rugby to Larimore.
The north central portion of the state, in and around Devils Lake, is experiencing very heavy snow and white out conditions. Secondary state highways in this area are IMPASSABLE and BLOCKED. Motorists SHOULD NOT TRAVEL! Plows in this area are being pulled from the roadways in the Devils Lake and surrounding areas due to zero visibility. NDDOT snowplows will resume operation when it is safe to do so.
Additionally, NDDOT and NDHP issued a Travel Alert for areas in southeastern North Dakota including Fargo, Wahpeton and surrounding areas due to snow and ice covered roads. A Travel Alert means conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas. Motorists should be aware that travel conditions can change quickly and create hazardous driving conditions.
As a reminder, a No Travel Advisory remains in place for the central and northeastern areas of the state including Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Devils Lake, Grand Forks and surrounding areas due to heavy snow and high winds causing near zero visibility, icy roads, and hazardous driving conditions. Please stay informed of the rapidly changing conditions by checking our Travel Information Map.
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.
For more winter storm emergency info please go https://ndresponse.gov/severe-winter-weather