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Forum staff reports, Published January 26 2014

I-29 closed in all of ND, I-94 closed from Bismarck to Alexandria; Hwy 10 from Moorhead to Detroit Lakes shut

FARGO – Transportation officials have shut down Interstate 29 from the Canadian border to the South Dakota border, and Interstate 94 is closed from Bismarck to Alexandria, as blizzard conditions have worsened.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol closed Interstate 94 between Bismarck and Fargo due to zero visibility and multiple accidents, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Minnesota's DOT closed I-94 from Moorhead to Alexandria. It also closed Highway 10 from Moorhead to Detroit Lakes and Highway 210 from Fergus Falls to Breckenridge.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has issued a no travel advisory for southeast North Dakota due to blowing and drifting snow causing zero visibility.

Cities in the no travel advisory include Fargo, Wahpeton and surrounding areas.

“Conditions are such that motorists in this area should not travel,” the department advised.

A no travel advisory also remains in effect for Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Minot, Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas.

In Fargo, 2 inches of snow fell Saturday night and early today. Howling winds are causing ground blizzard conditions.

As of mid-afternoon, winds in Fargo were from the north at 33 mph, gusting to 46 mph, and gusts could exceed 50 mph, producing hazardous conditions.