I-29 reopens from Fargo south into South Dakota; I-94 reopens in MinnesotaThe North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have opened Interstate 29 from Fargo to the North Dakota border along with N.D. Highway 13 from I-29 to Wahpeton.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have opened Interstate 29 from Fargo to the North Dakota border along with N.D. Highway 13 from I-29 to Wahpeton. I-29 in South Dakota is now open and roadways in Minnesota including Interstate 94 are now open as well. In addition, the no travel advisory for the southeast region of the state has been lifted.
A travel alert remains in effect for the southeast region of North Dakota including the cities of Jamestown, Valley City, Wishek, Edegely, Fargo, Wahpeton and surrounding areas due to areas of ice and compacted snow on the roadways. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised that conditions could change rapidly. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the website: www.dot.nd.gov.
NDDOT releases information to inform the public about travel conditions throughout the state. The three categories are as follows:
1. Travel alerts are issued to alert motorists that areas of challenging winter driving conditions may be encountered on roadways. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel; however, they should be aware that rapidly changing conditions may result in travel delays due to reduced speeds and visibility.
2. No-travel advisories are issued when conditions warrant no travel but not a road closure. No Travel Advisories have the potential to change to a Road Closure if conditions deteriorate. No-travel advisories are issued for public safety to encourage motorists not to venture out onto the roads. Motorists should take no-travel advisories seriously. Conditions change often during a storm event and motorists may become stranded if they are caught between destinations.
3. Roads are closed when conditions create a life-threatening danger to motorists. The roadway is impassable and it is against the law to drive past a road closure device on a closed road. Motorists should obey road closures, even when a sign or a gate is not present.
Road condition information on 511 and the travel map is updated daily from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. CST. 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.