(Valley News Live) The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) are CLOSING a 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 whiteout 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.