Stretches of I-29, I-94 closed in North Dakota due to icy roads, near-zero visibility
"Vehicles may become stranded and emergency responders may not be able to reach you safely," North Dakota officials said.
FARGO — North Dakota transportation officials have closed Interstate 29 from Fargo to the Canadian border because of blowing snow, icy roads and near-zero visibility.
For the same reasons, Interstate 94 is closed from Fargo to Bismarck and U.S. Highway 2 is closed from Grand Forks to Devils Lake.
"Motorists are not allowed to travel on a closed road due to life-threatening conditions. Much of the state remains in a No Travel Advisory," transportation officials said in a statement shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, March 17.
"Motorists should be warned that secondary roads across North Dakota could become blocked or impassable due to the significant snowfall and high winds creating severe snow drifts on the highways. Snow drifts are more prevalent at structures and sheltered areas. Vehicles may become stranded and emergency responders may not be able to reach you safely," North Dakota officials said.
For information on road conditions in North Dakota, call 511 or visit travel.dot.nd.gov .
For information on road conditions in Minnesota, call 511 or visit 511mn.org/