FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) 7:30 A.M. UPDATE: The North Dakota Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol have just opened I-29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border. I-29 remains closed from Grand Forks to Fargo, as does I-94 from Fargo to Bismarck.
ORIGINAL STORY: Parts of I-29 and I-94 remain closed for clean-up after the latest hit of winter weather.
The North Dakota DOT brought in extra equipment overnight to remove stranded vehicles and push snow out of the way. Abandoned vehicles had to be towed to the nearest interchange, before snowplows could move through.
Crews reported heavy snow drifts at structures and sheltered areas, and even snow plows couldn't get through some spots.
Here's where we're at as of 4 a.m. Friday: I-94 is closed from Fargo to Bismarck. I-29 is closed from Fargo to the Canadian border. Highway 2 is closed from Grand Forks to Devils Lake, and there are number of other highways and roads in south central and eastern North Dakota that are blocked so no travel is advised. There's no word on how much longer it'll be before roads re-open.
Northwest Minnesota has the same problem with road clean-up, and many highways are blocked. That includes Highway 75 just outside of Moorhead and north toward the Canadian border, as well as Highway 2 near Crookston to the North Dakota line.
And again, Minnesota officials are advising no travel until roads are cleared.