The wait is over — I-94 has re-opened between Bismarck and Fargo.
North Dakota Department of Transportation crews spent the morning clearing away remaining drifts that had blocked travel at numerous points along the interstate.
By 1:00 p.m., roads were good enough for passenger vehicles to start rolling again.
Trucks are allowed back on the road after 2:00 p.m.
“Still areas of ice and snow, so please take it slow,” a post at the ND DOT Facebook page noted. “Vehicles were lined up at the closure points and ready to go!”
The Nortjh Dakota Highway Patrol also echoed the words of caution on its Facebook page.
“Crews are out working and will continue to work on the interstate in addition to two-lane highways which remain blocked and impassable or reduced to a single lane in many places in south central and eastern North Dakota,” the patrol reported. “Commercial trucks with oversize loads will be permitted on the interstate only starting at 2 p.m. in the southeast region. No oversize loads will be permitted on secondary two-lane highways in the SE region at this time”