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NDDOT, Highway Patrol close I-94 stretch from Jamestown to Bismarck

The North Dakota Department of Transportation, along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, have closed Interstate 94 from Bismarck to Jamestown due to high winds causing areas of zero visibility and hazardous travel conditions.

Motorists who drive past a road closure device may be fined up to $250, the DOT news release said.

A no travel advisory remains in effect for areas in central and northeastern regions of North Dakota due to snow and blowing snow creating near zero visibility. Cities included in the no travel advisory are Bismarck, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, and the surrounding area. Conditions are such that motorists in these areas should not travel.

The travel alert has been extended to include the cities of Center and Underwood in central North Dakota. Other areas included in a Travel Alert are New Salem, Linton, Napoleon, Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Wahpeton, and surrounding areas due to snow and blowing snow creating reduced visibility.

In Minnesota, the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 east of Alexandria are closed this morning. Jackknifed semis are currently blocking the roadway between Alexandria and Osakis.

Motorists must use an alternate route.

The eastbound lanes will remain closed until crews can remove the semis from the roadway.

For current North Dakota road conditions, click here.

For Minnesota road conditions, click here.

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