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Forum staff reports, Published March 18 2013

I-94, Highway 10 out of Moorhead to reopen; ND to pull plows in Fargo area at 7 p.m.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol planned to open a number of roadways in west Central Minnesota at 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol were reminding motorists that a “no travel” advisory for eastern North Dakota will remain in place overnight.

Also, North Dakota plows are scheduled to be pulled at 7 p.m. tonight in rural areas of Fargo, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Valley City and Jamestown.

Minnesota roadways that were reopened at 5 p.m. this evening included:

* Interstate 94 between Moorhead and Alexandria

* Highway 10 between Moorhead and Audubon

* Highway 210 between Breckenridge and Fergus Falls

Although the roads will be open to travel, officials are still listing the roads as “travel not advised” in the Alexandria, Breckenridge, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Mahnomen, and Moorhead areas.

Driving conditions remain very difficult due to low visibility, high winds and ground drifting. Also, roadways are ice-covered in many places.