Feb 18, 2013 at 8:26 am
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) has extended the No Travel Advisory to include Fargo and surrounding areas including the cities of Fargo, Casselton, Mayville, Hillsboro and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing zero visibility.
A No Travel Advisory is still in effect for portions of northeast North Dakota including the cities of Devils Lake, Rolla, Langdon, Grand Forks, Michigan, Drayton, Cavalier and Pembina due to blowing snow causing zero visibility. Plows have been pulled and will resume operations when it is safe to do so.
I-29 closed Grand Forks North to the Canadian Border. Grand Forks Police advising No Travel. Multiple accidents have stranded motorists in the city.
Winds will slowly diminish this evening improving visibility across the region. There
will still be blowing and drifting snow in open areas reducing visibility especially in
the Red River valley into the evening. Colder air combined with the wind will produce
hazardous wind chills that will continue into Tuesday morning.
The city of Grand Forks has opened the Alerus center as an emergency Shelter
for those who need it. The American Red cross is assisting in the effort. Those
needing the shelter should enter using door number two.