The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol are advising motorists that portions of I-94, I-29 and US Highway 2 will remain closed until further notice due to high winds and significant drifting, especially by structures and sheltered areas.
State officials note while highway conditions may look good in metro and urban areas, the high winds are creating problems on the roads in open area, creating icy road conditions in addition to near zero visibility and drifting snow.
As a result, the roads will remain closed through the rest of today or until the high winds subside, allowing highway crews to clear drifts and recover stuck vehicles.
The roads that are closed include:
- I-94 from Bismarck to Fargo
- I-29 from Fargo to Grand Forks
- US Highway 2from Devils Lake to Grand Forks
Motorists who drive past road closure gates can be fined up to $250.
For current road information, call 511 from any type of phone, or go to the Travel Information Map at www.dot.nd.gov.
Road condition information on 511 and the travel map is updated daily from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m