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Forum staff reports , Published January 16 2014

NDDOT lifts no travel advisories in east-central ND

The North Dakota Department of Transportation, along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, temporarily closed Interstate 94 from Bismarck to Jamestown on Thursday morning due to high winds causing areas of zero visibility and hazardous travel conditions. The area was reopened for travel this afternoon.

NDDOT has lifted a no travel advisory for Devils Lake, Rugby and surrounding areas. Areas to the east of Bismarck, including Jamestown and north of Valley City have also been lifted.

Further east, no travel advisories remain in effect as of mid-afternoon Thursday. Those areas include Grand Forks and areas north of Fargo. NDDOT said plows will return to the roadways once it is safe to do so.

A travel alert remained in effect as of 3:35 p.m. for areas east of Bismarck and south of Interstate 94 south of Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Wahpeton and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow.

In Minnesota, the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 east of Alexandria were closed this morning. Jackknifed semis blocked the roadway between Alexandria and Osakis and traffic resumed once the accident was cleared.

For current North Dakota road conditions, click here.

For Minnesota road conditions, click here.