Road Updates: I-94 to open at 1 p.m. from Bismarck to Fargo; I-29 open from Fargo to Grand Forks; Hwy. 2 from Grand Forks to Devils Lake open
12:44 p.m. Friday, March 15
I-94 to open at 1 p.m., Friday, March 15, from Bismarck to Fargo.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) will be opening I-94 at 1 p.m. Motorists must use caution when traveling as I-94 is still covered with areas of ice, compacted snow, and scattered ice and slush. Motorists must slow down and drive for the conditions. 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. Please use caution while traveling.
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.
I-29 from Fargo to Grand Forks is now open as of 8 a.m., Friday, March 15
Highway 2 from Grand Forks to Devils Lake is now open as of 8:30 a.m.
Many two-lane highways in the south central to eastern North Dakota remain blocked and impassable. Crews will continue to clear those roadways to open them. Two-lane highways were greatly impacted by the storm. Motorists will become stranded if they travel on these roads and emergency response will be difficult. Because of the impact of this storm event it is going to take the NDDOT a significant amount of time until these highways can be cleared for traffic.
All travelers are encouraged to monitor road conditions as weather conditions occur and use caution while traveling. For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the Travel Information Map at www.dot.nd.gov.