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Forum staff reports , Published April 01 2014

I-94 and I-29 re-opened, no-travel advisories lifted as storm subsides

The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the state Highway Patrol re-opened Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 this morning.

I-29 had been closed from South Dakota to the Canadian border, and I-94 had been closed from Bismarck to Fargo.

South Dakota officials had closed I-29 from the North Dakota border to Brookings, but that stretch of road has also been re-opened.

U.S. Highway 2 from Devils Lake to Grand Forks and North Dakota Highway 13 from Wahpeton to I-29 are both again open to traffic.

No-travel advisories have been lifted in northeast, central and southeast North Dakota, including the cities of Fargo, Wyndmere, Wahpeton, Lisbon, Forman, Steele, Napoleon, Linton, Jamestown, Valley City, Edgeley, Ashley, Ellendale, Grand Forks, Drayton, Devils Lake and Carrington.

Because of blowing snow that's creating reduced visibility and snow-covered roads, a travel alert remains in place for Jamestown, Valley City, Edgeley, Ashley and Ellendale. A travel alert means motorists can still drive, but should be aware of quickly changing conditions.

In west-central Minnesota, road conditions are fair to difficult, according to the state department of transportation's website. For road information in the Dakotas or Minnesota, call 511.

The storm dropped 2.5 inches of snow in the Fargo-Moorhead area, while Grand Forks saw a foot, according to the National Weather Service.

Harder hit areas included Warroad with 17.8 inches and Valley City with 14.5 inches, the weather service said.