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Forum News Service, Published December 28 2013

NWS issues blizzard warning in northern North Dakota

That "arctic blast" in northeast North Dakota that the National Weather Service warned about has now turned into a blizzard.

The weather service has issued a blizzard warning for the northern half of North Dakota along with some border counties in Minnesota.

The blizzard is expected to last through 9 p.m. tonight.

"The snow and blowing snow will result in widespread visibilities of less the one quarter of a mile," the agency said. "Isolated white out conditions are also possible."

Driving conditions are expected to be improved though still hazardous east of Crookston and south of U.S. Highway 2 where visibility is a quarter to half mile.